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The Old Man & the Gun Reviews

March 21, 2019
The great thing about this film is we get to focus on his face and we get to remember all of his moments.
December 26, 2018
It's so squarely the Redford show that the fact he's playing a real-life career criminal, Forrest Tucker, is curiously by-the-by.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 9, 2018
The truth is, you can afford to miss Lowery's portrait of the (con) artist as an old man. Paradoxically, if you see it, you won't feel your time has been wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2018
On the basis of this movie alone, there is life, and talent, in the old man yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2018
[Redford's] scenes with Spacek in particular are beautifully played and have just enough bite and irony to avoid slipping into mushy nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2018
Well, The Old Man & the Gun isn't a bad note for Redford to end on - certainly better than last year's unfortunately titled Our Souls at Night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2018
It takes dedication, good hair days and a serene world-view to be a good bank robber. That means Robert Redford and it means The Old Man and the Gun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2018
It's a shame Redford might be retiring, but what a fitting note to go out on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2018
Loose-limbed, rascally and Texan to its bones, The Old Man & the Gun is a throwback to an era when making beautifully understated crime comedies was the peak of Hollywood's ambition (before all the spandex took over).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2018
The movie is at its best in the exchanges between Redford and Sissy Spacek as Jewel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2018
If this is truly Robert Redford's final performance, he's going out with an exclamation point.
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
October 12, 2018
It's a light, warm story that's punctuated by the power of Redford's smile, one of the best special effects in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2018
If there's a reason to see the movie, it's Redford, whose charismatic, mature presence argues that age has done nothing to diminish his ability to command the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 9, 2018
It's a fitting send-off for a legendary Hollywood figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2018
I love what savvy director David Lowery does with the camera, panning here and there, picking up stray sights and happenings. Top-rate stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2018
Redford thoroughly enjoys himself in a role that's perfect for his age (82) and personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2018
Forrest Tucker's swan song moments in The Old Man & the Gun are well tailored for Robert Redford's swan song as an actor. It's a damn good performance that also serves as a fitting curtain call.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2018
It's hard to imagine anyone in this role but Redford. Without him, there would be little here worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2018
[Redford] delivers a glorious, sly performance in a gloriously sly movie that masks its idiosyncrasy in brisk and breezy storytelling.
October 4, 2018
"Old Man" is a wonderfully understated star vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2018
Redford's inherent charms do so much of the work in "The Old Man and the Gun" that they obscure what a questionable character Tucker really is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2018
Mostly we just exist in the moment with Tucker, and that's fine, because we're existing with Redford, too. "The Old Man & the Gun" is his film, ultimately, and that's fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2018
The movie may not be a big deal, but it's a shrewd small one...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2018
It's a perfect role for [Redford's] swan song.
October 1, 2018
You buy into the geniality of Lowery's movie, nourished as it is by the entire cast.
September 28, 2018
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.
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+
September 27, 2018
A puckish film with a wistful quality, a gently comic end-of-the-line adventure about doing what you love, the passage of time and the things that might have been.
Top Critic
September 27, 2018
As swan songs go, it's got a nice beat, and it's easy to dance to.
September 27, 2018
Still, it's a modest treat for movie lovers with memories that extend beyond last summer's comic-book extravaganzas, and not only because of Mr. Redford's presence.
Top Critic
September 27, 2018
Warm and funny and mesmerizing in its understated perfection, The Old Man & the Gun is a splendid experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 27, 2018
It's mellow, like a campfire tale, or your grandpa's stories set to whiskey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2018
The Old Man" is notable -- ... for the audacity of building a movie around a septuagenarian criminal at all.
September 27, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 27, 2018
A gentle comedy-drama with wry humor and a sunset-colored wistful streak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2018
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.
September 26, 2018
Lowery's film is an easy-breezy celebration of Redford's charisma and a fitting swan song given that it might be his final on-camera role.
September 26, 2018
If this is truly it in a cinema life well-lived, "Old Man" couldn't be a more perfect adieu...
September 12, 2018
It would require a true curmudgeon to not derive pleasure from that twinkling performance from Redford, radiating smoothness, wisdom and charm to the very end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2018
A love letter to a cinematic legend, serving as a perfect final film for someone who long ago surpassed mere actor status to become an icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
September 9, 2018
An affectionate and especially laidback crime lark, one whose power hinges almost entirely on the audience's relationship with other movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 1, 2018
Redford... has left movie lovers with one last gift that will put a smile to your face.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 31, 2018
"The Old Man & the Gun" generally feels like the best kind of tribute, one that understands the material so well that it inhabits its very essence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 31, 2018
True, she is an anchor for him - a savior - but Spacek finds depth in the performance that doesn't seem to be in the script. It is in her eyes, twinkling with the wisdom of a lifetime on screen and off.
August 31, 2018
If this sounds a bit like Hollywood glamorization of a career criminal, so be it, especially when the old man is played by Redford, whose full head of hair, alert mental antenna and nimbleness would put to shame many men decades his junior.
August 31, 2018
Instead of going big and giving Redford some bombastic swan song, he crafts a gracious exit that simultaneously feels like an encore of sorts.