THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (M)

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LEAV­ING WITH A QUIET BANG, US, 94 MIN

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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.

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