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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

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Critic Consensus: A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast, The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans - and a fitting farewell to a legend.

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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.

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Robert Redford
as Forrest Tucker
Casey Affleck
as John Hunt
Tika Sumpter
as Maureen
Tom Waits
as Waller
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

A love letter to a cinematic legend, serving as a perfect final film for someone who long ago surpassed mere actor status to become an icon.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An affectionate and especially laidback crime lark, one whose power hinges almost entirely on the audience's relationship with other movies.

September 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Redford... has left movie lovers with one last gift that will put a smile to your face.

September 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"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.

August 31, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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True, she is an anchor for him - a savior - but Spacek finds depth in the performance that doesn't seem to be in the script. It is in her eyes, twinkling with the wisdom of a lifetime on screen and off.

August 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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If this sounds a bit like Hollywood glamorization of a career criminal, so be it, especially when the old man is played by Redford, whose full head of hair, alert mental antenna and nimbleness would put to shame many men decades his junior.

August 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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