The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

True story crime drama with Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker, the man who escaped San Quentin at age 70 to go on a string of heists. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

2018Rating: M, Offensive language93 minsUSA
CrimeDrama
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Instead of going big and giving Redford some bombastic swan song, he crafts a gracious exit that simultaneously feels like an encore of sorts.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The cat-and-mouse of Lowery's film is just reason enough to contemplate the shuffling everydayness of life, of how we are ever aware of its finality while also tending to, seeking out, and appreciating the little joys, mercies, and adventures of it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

At a time when bluster, bragging and histrionic displays of self-pity are apparently the defining characteristics of American manhood, it's nice to be reminded of the virtues of discretion and quiet.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It would require a true curmudgeon to not derive pleasure from that twinkling performance from Redford, radiating smoothness, wisdom and charm to the very end.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Thank goodness, then, that, if this is indeed to be his last hurrah, The Old Man and the Gun is a near-perfect send-off.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Robert Redford robs banks and steals your heart. And whether David Lowery's exuberant gift of a film reps his final bow or not, Redford gives a virtuoso performance that feels like a valedictory. You want to salute him.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

Every single moment of The Old Man & the Gun just made my heart sing.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A puckish film with a wistful quality, a gently comic end-of-the-line adventure about doing what you love, the passage of time and the things that might have been.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If this sounds a bit like Hollywood glamorization of a career criminal, so be it, especially when the old man is played by Redford, whose full head of hair, alert mental antenna and nimbleness would put to shame many men decades his junior.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a fantastic swan song for a great actor...

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Loved the scenes with Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek together but overall The Old Man & The Gun plods along a little too slowly. A very apt soundtrack and good supporting cast. Good.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Instead of going big and giving Redford some bombastic swan song, he crafts a gracious exit that simultaneously feels like an encore of sorts.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The cat-and-mouse of Lowery's film is just reason enough to contemplate the shuffling everydayness of life, of how we are ever aware of its finality while also tending to, seeking out, and appreciating the little joys, mercies, and adventures of it.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

At a time when bluster, bragging and histrionic displays of self-pity are apparently the defining characteristics of American manhood, it's nice to be reminded of the virtues of discretion and quiet.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It would require a true curmudgeon to not derive pleasure from that twinkling performance from Redford, radiating smoothness, wisdom and charm to the very end.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Thank goodness, then, that, if this is indeed to be his last hurrah, The Old Man and the Gun is a near-perfect send-off.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Robert Redford robs banks and steals your heart. And whether David Lowery's exuberant gift of a film reps his final bow or not, Redford gives a virtuoso performance that feels like a valedictory. You want to salute him.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Every single moment of The Old Man & the Gun just made my heart sing.

5.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A puckish film with a wistful quality, a gently comic end-of-the-line adventure about doing what you love, the passage of time and the things that might have been.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If this sounds a bit like Hollywood glamorization of a career criminal, so be it, especially when the old man is played by Redford, whose full head of hair, alert mental antenna and nimbleness would put to shame many men decades his junior.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a fantastic swan song for a great actor...

0

Loved the scenes with Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek together but overall The Old Man & The Gun plods along a little too slowly. A very apt soundtrack and good supporting cast. Good.

3.0
0