The Old Man and the Gun
Directed by David Lowery. US. 2018. PG-13. 1 hour 33 minutes. Fox Searchlight. Digital.
Fri., October 19, 2018 thru Thu., November 1, 2018
Ends Thu, Nov 1.
Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) has been on the wrong side of the law since he was a teen. He grew into a career bank robber who broke out of prison 18 times, including a daring escape from San Quentin at age 70. The film covers his twilight years, and an unprecedented string of daring heists that confound authorities and enchants the public. Wrapped up in this chase are a detective (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.
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“If “The Old Man & The Gun” really is Robert Redford’s swan song than the iconic actor could not have asked for a better way to end a venerable acting career that has spanned almost 60 years. …The various marvels of the movie aren’t just the sparks between Redford and Spacek or Waits’ dry humor but often, Lowery’s inspired direction. Working with director of photography Joe Anderson, Lowery shoots the film in a style right out of the late ‘70s. Their collaboration is often gorgeous and meshes perfectly with David Hart’s fantastic score.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist