The Old Man & The Gun


D: David Lowery

Fox Searchlight/Endgame/Condé Nast/Sailor Baby/Identity/Tango/Wildwood (James D. Stern, Dawn Ostroff, Jeremy Steckler, Anthony Mastromauro, Bill Holderman, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston & Robert Redford)

US 2018

93 mins


W: David Lowery [based on the story by David Grann]

DP: Joe Anderson

Ed: Lisa Zeno Churgin

Mus: Daniel Hart

Robert Redford (Forrest Tucker), Sissy Spacek (Jewel), Casey Affleck (John Hunt), Danny Glover (Teddy Green), Tom Waits (Waller), Elizabeth Moss (Dorothy)

After a career which spanned six decades, Hollywood veteran Robert Redford announced his retirement and that this low-key crime biopic would be his final movie performance.

Based on a true story, he plays Forrest Tucker, who, in-between prison stints, committed a string of robberies using only his gentlemanly charm.

Casey Affleck also stars as a police detective who makes it his duty to arrest Tucker, and though some of the perpetrated crimes do feature in the film, it focuses more on a tender relationship between the wily old criminal and Jewel, the woman who loves him despite of his chosen lifestyle.

It's a film which is very easy to watch, featuring a great swan song from Redford and doesn't outstay its welcome at a timely 93 minutes.

There isn't too much to it, and perhaps that's one of its greatest beauties.


Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun
Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun