The Old Man & the Gun

Opens Friday, October 5
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1hr 33mins // directed by:David Lowery // featuring:Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

Robert Redford is as charming as ever in David Lowery's film about legendary bank robber Forrest Tucker.  

The Old Man & 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.

"Robert Redford robs banks and steals your heart. And whether David Lowery's exuberant gift of a film reps his final bow or not, Redford gives a virtuoso performance that feels like a valedictory. You want to salute him." — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


"The Old Man and the Gun is as old-fashioned and sincere, as temperamentally un-postmodern, as it's possible for a movie to be." — Dana Stevens, Slate


"At a time when bluster, bragging and histrionic displays of self-pity are apparently the defining characteristics of American manhood, it's nice to be reminded of the virtues of discretion and quiet." — A.O. Scott, New York Times