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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

Director:
David Lowery
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Biography/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
93 minutes
Producer:
James D. Stern
Dawn Ostroff
Jeremy Steckler
Anthony Mastromauro
Bill Holderman
Toby Halbrooks
James J. Johnston
Robert Redford
Screenwriter (based on the novel by David Grann):
David Lowery


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Forrest Tucker Robert Redford
John Hunt Casey Affleck
Teddy Green Danny Glover
Waller Tom Waits
Jewel Sissy Spacek
Maureen Hunt Tika Sumpter
Captein Calder Keith Carradine

 

Review

Robert Redford has had his share of swansongs, but this cute, insignificant film about a real-life ageing bank robber is said to be his very last one. Redford is enjoyable as always in the lead, even though he cannot seem to conjure up the same vitality that he did in his better swansongs in later years, such as All is Lost, Our Souls at Night, or even the flawed The Discovery. The romance between Sissy Spacek and himself, which looks fitting to begin with, never becomes convincing. I get the sense that there's more spark between the actors than the characters. Other than that, The Old Man & the Gun is an enjoyable watch which doesn't take itself too seriously. Danny Glover and Tom Waits are perfectly cast as Redford's two old-timer companions.

Copyright 12.03.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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