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.
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.
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.
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....