THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (M)
LEAVING WITH A QUIET BANG, US, 94 MIN
In this funky, laid-back caper flick based on a true story, Robert Redford stars as Forrest Tucker, an elderly bank robber with more than 80 stick-ups and 16 prison escapes to his name. It is way too late to teach this old dog any new tricks. He’ll be politely pointing pistols at tellers until the day he dies. In the midst of a multi-state robbery spree, Tucker and his creaky cohorts (played by Danny Glover and singer Tom Waits) attract the attention of a Texan detective (Casey Affleck) and an adoring public. In his final screen outing, Redford effortlessly has us fall for this loveable rogue, whose heart has stayed in the right place in spite of a lifetime running on the wrong side of the law. Co-stars Sissy Spacek.