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The Old Man & the Gun Reviews

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December 26, 2018
Redford deserves more from the script and direction, as does the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2018
It's just too sweet for me... it actually makes me mad.
October 27, 2018
As amusing as it can be, there is something to be said for the relative insignificance of The Old Man & the Gun. While the film is light on its feet and slickly entertaining, is that enough?
September 5, 2018
The film, clocking in at just 93 minutes, is not a tough sit by any stretch of the imagination but rather a harmless excuse to pay tribute to a Hollywood legend.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 12, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun meanders along at a sluggish pace, at times poorly lit and at other times throwing out dialogue that's hard to decipher. It lacks the sense of urgency and purpose you would expect from a crime-caper movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 5, 2018
The trouble is that writer/director David Lowery drains the story of any tension, suspense, or conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 12, 2018
If Clint Eastwood's barely reformed killer was Unforgiven, Robert Redford is unrepentant in this love letter to...Robert Redford.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 16, 2018
Redford has said that he wanted to go out on a fun note, and that is an accurate description of this movie.
December 20, 2018
Every time Forrest and Jewel go into one of their love chats -- in tight close-up, to go along with the grainy '70s-style cinematography -- the movie slows down a little more. By the end, it's barely breathing.
October 21, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun is not a swan song; it's a duckwalk -- without the guitar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
October 12, 2018
Despite some nice scenes between Spacek and Redford, The Old Man & the Gun feels like a slightly creaky version of a movie we've seen before.
September 26, 2018
Chemistry counts for something, and Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek have it in spades in the trifling-at-best, galling-at-worst dramedy The Old Man & the Gun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2018
It's hard to believe that this snorer is what Robert Redford wants as his Swan Song. Most of director Lowery's credits consist of "shorts." Here he took what should have been a short and dragged it out for 90 minutes, which seemed a lot longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 26, 2018
An undemanding vehicle for Robert Redford.
September 27, 2018
I come to praise Redford, not to bury him. I want to celebrate the groundbreaking performer forgotten in the wake of the ultra-handsome superstar.
October 31, 2018
Its attitude toward American individualism is unconnected to recognizable experience.
September 3, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun is a gloriously condescending film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2018
It's Out Of Sight without the edge or the passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2018
I think the film disserves what Redford, at his best, can be as an actor in favor of a fraudulent, senior citizen variation on glossy movie-star iconography.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 21, 2020
Lowery, who had the unenviable task of directing someone who has both a Best Director and Best Picture Oscar, is at the top of his game.
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