Going in Style Reviews

  • Feb 16, 2020

    This movie is great for anyone who appreciates movies that hold back and paint stories with subtleties. The tow giant actors hold back their comedic antics and deliver a punch that will pay off for most. And Strasberg just delivers his magic. Even though it's a caper movie, there are no real thrills,, no chases or shoutouts. It's more about getting old, and facing the end with courage and integrity. George Burns nails it.

    This movie is great for anyone who appreciates movies that hold back and paint stories with subtleties. The tow giant actors hold back their comedic antics and deliver a punch that will pay off for most. And Strasberg just delivers his magic. Even though it's a caper movie, there are no real thrills,, no chases or shoutouts. It's more about getting old, and facing the end with courage and integrity. George Burns nails it.

  • Aug 22, 2019

    After watching the remake first this one seems more sad an depressing since all the guys actually look a lot older then the modern day actors and with some research they are the same age. Overall this was an entertaining film.

    After watching the remake first this one seems more sad an depressing since all the guys actually look a lot older then the modern day actors and with some research they are the same age. Overall this was an entertaining film.

  • Aug 12, 2017

    A geriatric Dog Day Afternoon, as three penniless septuagenarian flatmates decide on a whim to find some excitement robbing a bank. Because they're played by the brilliant George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg the movie is a delight: gentle, slow, poignant and funny. And beautifully directed by Midnight Run's Martin Brest.

    A geriatric Dog Day Afternoon, as three penniless septuagenarian flatmates decide on a whim to find some excitement robbing a bank. Because they're played by the brilliant George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg the movie is a delight: gentle, slow, poignant and funny. And beautifully directed by Midnight Run's Martin Brest.

  • Jul 29, 2017

    Pathetic! Funny not. A smile now and then while we watch the pathos of old age in an unbelievable plot

    Pathetic! Funny not. A smile now and then while we watch the pathos of old age in an unbelievable plot

  • Apr 08, 2017

    GOING IN STYLE, 1979, was a classic when it first arrived and it remains a classic today, despite Hollywood's failed attempt to relaunch it with some changed script. GOING IN STYLE, 1979 is full of unexpected twists and plenty of real emotion, as felt by the three geriatrics. A great movie for all/family to enjoy as three veterans show us how acting can be accomplished.

    GOING IN STYLE, 1979, was a classic when it first arrived and it remains a classic today, despite Hollywood's failed attempt to relaunch it with some changed script. GOING IN STYLE, 1979 is full of unexpected twists and plenty of real emotion, as felt by the three geriatrics. A great movie for all/family to enjoy as three veterans show us how acting can be accomplished.

  • Feb 12, 2017

    Funny and a bit poignant story about 3 elder men bored of their monotonous lives, who decide to rob a bank. Great performances and funny moments ensue.

    Funny and a bit poignant story about 3 elder men bored of their monotonous lives, who decide to rob a bank. Great performances and funny moments ensue.

  • Aug 11, 2016

    A charming & charismatic comedy about three seniors that plan to rob a bank due to lack of excitement in their own lives. Although the film has some great scenes that are quite funny it's the tender moments of the film that are the most memorable. It's interesting as the spend all the money you begin to see what's important to them, a fantastic blend of Comedy & Drama. A great little film....

    A charming & charismatic comedy about three seniors that plan to rob a bank due to lack of excitement in their own lives. Although the film has some great scenes that are quite funny it's the tender moments of the film that are the most memorable. It's interesting as the spend all the money you begin to see what's important to them, a fantastic blend of Comedy & Drama. A great little film....

  • Jun 13, 2016

    Three old men, tired of the same daily routine decide to rob a bank in this intelligent comedy.

    Three old men, tired of the same daily routine decide to rob a bank in this intelligent comedy.

  • Jun 13, 2015

    The movie is funny because you see older people doing things you would not expect to see old people do like rob a bank or do things just unexpectedly. The movie has a good ending because they gave the money to people who needed it and the last robber after all his friends had died he spent the rest of his life in jail with people rather living alone.

    The movie is funny because you see older people doing things you would not expect to see old people do like rob a bank or do things just unexpectedly. The movie has a good ending because they gave the money to people who needed it and the last robber after all his friends had died he spent the rest of his life in jail with people rather living alone.

  • Jun 12, 2015

    Writer/Director Martin Brest had a really good track record as a director, but sadly has a rather short filmography. This was his second film, which he followed with "Beverly Hills Cop," "Midnight Run" and "Scent of a Woman." His last film was the notorious flop "Gigli" which Brest battle the studio on and the film extensively changed form his original version. Re-watching this early film of his, I'm really wanting to see a new film from him. Telling the unusual comic crime story about a group of three elderly men, George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg, deciding to become bank robbers. I think what distinguishes Breast crime comedies from other inferior ones is that he always invests time to character development. There are plenty of examples where comic crime films are merely funny or clever (i.e. "Oceans 11," "My Blue Heaven," "Get Shorty" or even "Raising Arizona") but there are far fewer with well defined characters who the audience genuinely care about (i.e. "Bottle Rocket" or "The Sting") who are not broad comic characters. But in addition to Breast, a huge amount of credit need to go to Burns, Carney and Strasberg, who all give believable, touching and also quite funny performances. Look fast for Mark Margolis plays a prison guard.

    Writer/Director Martin Brest had a really good track record as a director, but sadly has a rather short filmography. This was his second film, which he followed with "Beverly Hills Cop," "Midnight Run" and "Scent of a Woman." His last film was the notorious flop "Gigli" which Brest battle the studio on and the film extensively changed form his original version. Re-watching this early film of his, I'm really wanting to see a new film from him. Telling the unusual comic crime story about a group of three elderly men, George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg, deciding to become bank robbers. I think what distinguishes Breast crime comedies from other inferior ones is that he always invests time to character development. There are plenty of examples where comic crime films are merely funny or clever (i.e. "Oceans 11," "My Blue Heaven," "Get Shorty" or even "Raising Arizona") but there are far fewer with well defined characters who the audience genuinely care about (i.e. "Bottle Rocket" or "The Sting") who are not broad comic characters. But in addition to Breast, a huge amount of credit need to go to Burns, Carney and Strasberg, who all give believable, touching and also quite funny performances. Look fast for Mark Margolis plays a prison guard.