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Plot: The true story of Forrest Tucker, 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 a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
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A Calm and Relaxing Watch
When have you ever been able to sit back and watch a man commit a crime with a smile on his face and not even feel remotely bad for the people he is victimizing? Personally, I always watch heist movies and feel bad for the victims, regardless of how truly endangered they are. If your leading man or lady has good intentions, then it becomes easier to watch, but I’ve never quite had an experience like The Old Man and the Gun before. This is a film that takes its time telling the story at hand and there’s hardly ever an exciting moment, but it never feels like it drags. This is (surprisingly) a true story that I believe everyone will get a kick out of and here’s why.
Following Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) after he has escaped from prison, The Old Man and the Gun is really just about a man who doesn’t have many years left in his life and simply wishes to do what makes him happy. Robbing banks in the most polite way that he possibly can, without ever harming anyone, and pretty much always getting away with it, the character of Forrest is absolutely perfect for the way this film portrays him. Whether he’s in a high-speed chase to the sound of a calm country song or sitting in a diner with a woman whom he’s trying to form a connection with, this is truly one of the most relaxing experiences I think I’ve ever had at the movies in quite some time.
Robert Redford has always been a likable screen presence. Since his early days in movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to even small roles in films like Pete’s Dragon today, he has always had the charisma to charm his audience. This may very well be his final performance and if that’s really the case, I believe he has gone out on a very high note. I don’t believe this film isn’t going to win any awards or really be nominated for all that much, but in terms of purely enjoying a character on-screen, The Old Man and the Gun delivers on everything you’d expect, and then some.
Yes, as I said, this is a very calm film, so what’s a calm experience without the much-needed elements. For a movie like this, you’d expect a slow score and music that will put you at ease, along with some solid comedy in the moments where he may be going a little too far for his particular characteristics. The film provides all of that and more. There were moments where I felt he was about to go out of character, but then the film either came up with a joke to make you feel comfortable about his choices or played a country song that was so on the nose that it makes you laugh. For as slow as this film is, it never once had me checking my watch. This 90-minute film flies by, even with its slow pace.
In the end, The Old Man and the Gun is the type of film that’s very hard to find a complaint about. It has a specific direction and it sticks with it throughout its entire duration. It’s about a wanted gentleman who goes under the radar and robs banks, finds love and is continuously hunted by the police (namely a cop played by Casey Affleck, who is also extremely enjoyable in the movie). Look, if you’re looking for a complex cops and robbers story, then I would look elsewhere, but if you just want to relax at the movies and have a good time, this is the perfect film for exactly that. The Old Man and the Gun comes highly recommended from me.
Goodbye Robert Redford
I saw The Old Man & The Gun yesterday night and I liked it well enough at the time. Thinking about it more today I realized other than a couple of brief ones from the end and beginning of the movie I don’t really remember anything. I know the mark of a good movie is not always that you remember it forever and you think about it all the time but it is kind of important to make it impactful. This movie is based on a mostly true story so I understand that they had to base it in reality but I think something that might have added a bit more flavor would be a bit more action. This doesn’t have to be car chases but the movie sets up these problems for Robert Redfords character Forrest Tucker and then the forget about a lot of them.
What I liked about the movie was first the acting, I have always been a fan of Robert Redford but in this movie he is like a smooth glass of whiskey. He has so much charm and knowns the role he is playing so well that you when he smiles you can’t help but smile with him. Sissy Spacek, and Cassy Affleck both turn in damn fine performances, I think Casey Affleck is almost playing himself in this movie and looks realistically tired and somber for someone who doesn’t like his job. Danny Glover and Tom Waits are Redfords partners in crime and they do a very good job also but each have about 14 minutes of screen time so I would have liked to have seen them more. Also the director David Lowery does a pretty good job at making you feel the time and place, not I a super obvious way like a bunch of news headlines put together explaining the big events of that year but in a quite way. The movies goes down pretty smooth there’s some action but it slow and not the main point of the movie. The end of this movie without spoiling it is very enjoyable.
What I didn’t like: now I’ve seen slow movies before but this movie adds slow to a soft piano score and Redfords smooth as butter voice and you get a put you to sleep movie. I had a hard time staying awake watching it and that is a bit because it is around 20 minutes to long. The story starts very slow in the beginning and at the end it races through around 10 years and then ends. That’s kind of strange. Also the soundtrack is unremarkable or not present at best and extremely uneven and boarding at worst. Also it has about at much suspense as a drivers ED video.
All in all this is a fine movie, it is powered by the performances of it’s legendary cast and will make you smile throughout and then maybe check your watch a couple of times.
Oh one last thing, this kind of feels like a unofficial sequel to The Natural so that was kind of cool.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Director David Lowery
Writer David Lowery, David Grann (based on the New Yorker article by)
Actors Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company Wildwood Enterprises, Condé Nast Entertainment, Identity Films, Sailor Bear
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 416, Cooke S4 and Canon Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (film processing) (film transfer), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (film processing) (film transfer) (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 7213)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema