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Old Man And The Gun | Robert Redford | Fox Searchlight

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Forrest Tucker (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 (Affleck) who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Spacek) who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Lowery, who wrote and directed Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, worked recently with Redford on Pete’s Dragon, and crafted this specifically for him. There has been speculation that this might amount to a last hurrah for the legendary actor.
 
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Looks pretty good, I was surprised to see Redford is not directing as well as starring.
 
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Simply charming. The last moments of this film felt like a montage of Robert Redford's career. A nice send-off for a legend. A good double feature with 'Catch Me If You Can'. This ain't a last bang at the oscars type of performance, but you can tell he was having a lot of fun. 7/10

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@Black Narcissus Re-posting your review from the Lounge.
 
Going to watch on Saturday...

Also, bravo on your avatar. The Favorite was outstandingly wonderful.

Thank you! I loved Emma in it, such a fantastic character. You could never tell whether she was innocent to begin with or always evil
 
The score was indeed very good.

I don't have any strong feelings for this movie. It's charming but not a lot of interesting things happen during the course of the movie. I think I'll like Eastwood's swansong 'The Mule' (if it does pan out that way) way more than this one.

I'll say this tho, Sissy Spacek just lights up the screen with her presence. Her smile will warm your heart.

The movie's best moments are when Spacek & Redford are just having a conversation. Spacek basically steals the show here which I did not expect.
 

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