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100 WORD FILM REVIEW / The Old Man & the Gun

Image © Fox Searchlight Pictures

Image © Fox Searchlight Pictures


The Old Man & the Gun is a good ol’ yarn, the type your grandfather would tell. This laidback, romantic affair about an aging bank robber possesses a myth-like quality. While the narrative’s pacing may be slow for some people, the cast’s charms make up for it. Magic especially shines between veterans Redford and Spacek. By not taking the material too seriously, director David Lowery explores topics such as aging and love with a dose of fun. When a film keeps a smile on your face the whole running time, it’s bound to stay with you long after the credits roll.

Sean Woodard, Staff Writer

The Old Man & the Gun

Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits

Written by David Lowery; based on the New Yorker article by David Grann

Directed by David Lowery

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