The Old Man & the Gun Reviews

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March 1, 2021
The mostly true story of Tucker and his life of crime and passion is a low-key affair anchored by the easy charms of Redford and Spacek.
February 9, 2021
The Old Man & the Gun is simply, purely joyful. It's not an ecstatic joy, but it's a deeply comfortable one.
August 27, 2020
Somehow you don't think this will be the end for Robert Redford. That's not the lasting impression that Lowery leaves. But if he does keep to his promise, then his swan song ends on a high note.
July 25, 2020
[W]hile iconography and cultural allusions are very much within the Western genre, it's refined and smooth like the French films of the late '50s and '60s.
June 23, 2020
Something about it feels like a comfy recliner, and watching an often underrated actor like Redford really shine is a perfect tribute to his understanding of filmmaking.
March 3, 2020
This is a career-capping showcase for Redford, who with subtlety and ease goes out in style after a great long run.
January 21, 2020
Lowery, who had the unenviable task of directing someone who has both a Best Director and Best Picture Oscar, is at the top of his game.
January 10, 2020
A throwback caper film filled with great performances from legends and new greats.
August 20, 2019
This touching, funny, romantic bank heist trip back to the late 70's is constructed with precision.
August 19, 2019
The film is lighthearted and fun; more poetic than pulpy. It's a cops-and-robbers story ... in which the cop and robber have mutual affection.
July 17, 2019
A positively rapturous send-off for star Robert Redford's storied career.
July 10, 2019
Redford picked a strong project to be his swan song and Lowery made sure he rode off into the sunset with dignity and flair.
July 7, 2019
Bank robber Forrest Tucker, a courtly senior cit with a quick, disarming smile, blazes a light-fingered trail through Texas in 1981.
June 6, 2019
David Lowery celebrates his protagonist in an elegant and serene way. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 23, 2019
An intriguing premise matched with relaxing music to compliment Robert Redford's calm disposition. The movie lacks a thrilling or surprising climax and conclusion.
May 21, 2019
The comforting aesthetics of the film subverts the sharpness of the script, beguiling us with gentle warmth that momentarily hides the dark underbelly of the lives these men lead.
May 3, 2019
Redford has, paraphrasing Billy Wilder, a very small piece of cake, but it is undoubtedly his and no one else's. [Full review in Spanish]
April 29, 2019
A good film filled with nuggets of Redford's career. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 1, 2019
The Old Man & the Gun is a light-hearted and delightful crime caper; a charming ode to legends and how we remember them
March 30, 2019
You don't have to be a bank robber or someone who engages in criminal activity to relate to Tucker's story. It's a human story, and a lovely one at that.
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