• The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

The Old Man & the Gun

Release Date: September 28th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Tika Sumpter, Ari Elizabeth Johnson, Teagan Johnson

Director: David Lowery

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Condé Nast Entertainment, Wildwood Enterprises, Identity Films, Sailor Bear

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Amusing, Rivalry, Suspenseful, Wife, Escape, Car, Love, Pursuit, Tense, Prison

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film makes plenty of mileage from trading on the charm of a good bad boy, and Redford’s long experience in playing such roles serves him beautifully here; he knows by now he doesn’t have to push his attractiveness to be ingratiating. His work here is natural, subtle, ingratiating and doesn’t miss a trick. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    In a word, The Old Man & the Gun is enjoyable; that’s all it means to be and that’s what it is. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Redford has rarely been this commanding in his recent work, playing Tucker with a mischievousness in his eyes but also so much soul that his thieving feels more like an expression of some sad longing than a chronic criminal mind-set. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy