THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
Comedy/Crime/Drama – 2018 – USA – 93 Minutes – Fox Searchlight Pictures – PG-13
OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. 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.
Written & Directed by David Lowery
Redford… has left movie lovers with one last gift that will put a smile to your face. – Entertainment Weekly
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. – Vanity Fair
“The Old Man & the Gun” generally feels like the best kind of tribute, one that understands the material so well that it inhabits its very essence. – IndieWire
Instead of going big and giving Redford some bombastic swan song, he crafts a gracious exit that simultaneously feels like an encore of sorts.. – Variety