The Old Man & the Gun (M) Real-life bank robber Forrest Tucker carried out scores of heists during a lifelong career and was still at it in 1981, when he turned 76. The story of this remarkable criminal is told by director David Lowery, who has written and directed a movie about Tucker’s later exploits. Robert Redford, who plays the old crook, has said this will be his last screen role and, if that proves to be the case, The Old Man & the Gun is not a bad way to end a distinguished career. Lowery takes a shaggy-dog approach to the material, typified by the slyly amusing scene in which Waller (Tom Waits) explains why he’s not a fan of Christmas. For moments such as this, the film is appealing without being especially memorable.
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