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The Old Man & the Gun

THIS STORY IS MOSTLY TRUE.

The true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

"If this is truly Robert Redford’s final performance, he’s going out with an exclamation point. The 82-year-old legend acts without abandon playing a real-life convicted felon named Forest Tucker. Not content with retirement, Forest — who’s escaped prison about 30 times — politely robs banks in 1981 with a dusty pistol and a twinkle in his eye. A branch manager describes him to the police as “sort of a gentleman.” He even takes a time out from a police chase to help a woman (Sissy Spacek) on the side of the road. Though a cop (Casey Affleck) is constantly on his tail, the titular old man refuses to give up his passion. The shaggy and surprisingly existential drama is essentially a love letter to the wily, still ruggedly handsome Redford. Happy trails." — Mara Reinstein, US Weekly

"The Old Man & the Gun generally feels like the best kind of tribute, one that understands the material so well that it inhabits its very essence.The movie is a giant, lovable metaphor: Tucker’s criminal preoccupations are such a natural part of his life he seems as if he could keep at it forever, no matter the impracticalities, and he becomes an ideal avatar for Redford’s own achievements. Whether or not Redford has actually delivered his final performance, the movie makes it clear that the actor’s past credits ensure he’s around for good." — Eric Kohn, Indiewire

 

Directed by: 
David Lowery
Running Time: 
93m
Country(ies): 
U.S.A.
Year: 
2018
Language: 
English
Starring: 
Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek
Screenplay by: 
David Lowery, David Grann
Rated: 
PG - Mature Theme
Language May Offend
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