The Old Man & the Gun Reviews
An absurd scene near the end has her welcome this lifelong offender into her home after he has spent what is apparently a few weeks in a country-club prison with its own deserted coffee bar for visits. Knowing now his past, she sees him eyeing up a bank for yet another armed robbery (no, not a heist) but a little later when he tells her he's going out alone for a few minutes, she fails to even consider what his object might be.
Now, imagine this man was of a different skin colour. Would he really have been given a short sentence in a low-security prison after a long series of bank robberies with a gun? Black men spend decades in solitary confinement for far less.
Sadly, this disastrous and insulting film is merely one more in white Hollywood's century-long love affair with a particular category of white men, the ones who rob and destroy lives with that oh-so-charming twinkle in their eye.