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Old Man and the Gun, The (12A)


A biographical drama about Forrest Tucker's infamous heists and escapes from prison.

The critical consensus

The retiring Redford will surely be Oscar-nominated for his dazzling display in a crime movie of gorgeous style and generous spirit.

*****Jamie Graham, Total Film, 03/12/2018

A delightful folk story from one of the best filmmakers working today — and a fitting final turn from Redford, all easy charm and grace. It takes a lifetime of effort to look this effortless.

****(*)Nev Pierce, Empire Online, 03/12/2018

Whether this is Robert Redford’s final film or not, The Old Man & the Gun is a fitting swan song for the charismatic actor. This is wholesome goodness fed by the spoonful.

****(*)Lana Murray, The Skinny, 06/12/2018

The resulting film is flat-out charming, a movie stripped of the usual clichés about ageing (it’s a world away from the recent Michael Caine dud King of Thieves) and shot with the retro feel of a New Hollywood classic.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/12/2018

Redford’s swansong film, in which he plays an audacious real-life bank robber, makes light of the heists but offers a sad, sweet farewell performance.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 06/12/2018

Robert Redford has said The Old Man and the Gun will be his final film as an actor. If so, it is a fitting way for him to step down.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 06/12/2018

It’s a shame Redford might be retiring, but what a fitting note to go out on.

****(*)Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies, 06/12/2018

Redford’s swansong is an excellent send-off and look back at the actor’s venerable career.

*****Nico Marrone, The Wee Review, 09/12/2018

This was as pleasurable an experience in a cinema as I’ve had all year.

****(*)Marc Nelson, Review Sphere, 11/12/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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