Director/co-writer David Lowery’s crime drama is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a career criminal who escaped from San Quentin State Prison in 1979 and embarked on a spree of bank robberies. Robert Redford stars as the gentlemanly septuagenarian robber. While evading a dedicated detective (Casey Affleck), he embarks on a late-life romance with a woman (Sissy Spacek) who accepts him in spite of his status as a wanted criminal.~Augustine Chay
While the movie is average at best, it’s nice to see Robert Redford star in a movie. Makes the law enforcement look a little silly but par for their profession. The price was unbelievably low (less than the price of a dozen day old donuts. Watching this was well worth my money and time.
The Old Man and the Gun is one of my favorite films of 2018. Robert Redford is so charismatic and charming while paired so well alongside Sissy Spacek...you just fall in love with his character. The rumors of this being his last film propelled every aspect. To its gorgeous production design, directing, and cinematography; you will swoon over every frame! The last 10 minutes is an amazing send off to such a legendary actor/director! A must see!
Wasn't sure if I would like this movie. Especially when I read the title "The old man and the gun" and then saw Robert Redford as the OLD MAN! Since he isn't much older than me; I wasn't sure that I'd like the movie.
The movie is enjoyable as Redford plays a criminal that just can't stop robbing banks throughout his lifetime even though it has put him into prison...Enough said. Enjoy the movie....
This sis really well done movie. The tone of it matches the main character of Redford. It’s a masterfully done film. The pace is great, there is still a lot of action even for a elderly main character. The plot is similar to others but the story is very different. Definitely a good watch for movie buffs.
Robert Redford was 80 when he made this; in the bonus features, the director (David Lowery) supposes that it may be his last performance. If so, he's going out a winner. Sissy Spacek must be pretty close to 80 by now, and she plays off of Redford nicely. It's a fun story ("based on a true story") of a team of geriatric bank robbers active in Texas in the early '80s who were doing it because they enjoyed it, not because they needed the cash. There are no shoot-em-ups, and not much in the way of chases, but it's fun all the way through.
"The Old Man & The Gun" is a charming crime caper film in where Robert Redford (in his final role) portrays real-life criminal Forrest Tucker who made a living robbing banks without ever using a gun. Despite some plot inaccuracies, the film works due to the acting contributed by Redford & Spacek to name a few. Overall, I would recommend the film.
Redford still has it . . . had watched the movie (checked out from library) and when I saw it on the rack I couldn't resist given the (ultra-cheap) price. I probably already have way too many movies but some just have to be added to my library. Thought he was great in "Winter Soldier" also.
Robert Redford is a Class Act here. This is a good story.
My complaint is the direction and the editing. That is not the greatest. Mr. Redford and Ms. Spacek are at their best.
I really do recommend this film. Ignore the technical faults and enjoy the performances.