“THE OLD MAN & THE GUN”

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This fact-in­spired por­trait of a ca­reer crim­i­nal who just can’t give up rob­bery, though time clearly is work­ing against him, suits Robert Red­ford ide­ally. Be­sides be­ing his own char­ac­ter, the crook folds in many re­minders of other Red­ford al­ter egos – very par­tic­u­larly, the Sun­dance Kid. Direc­torscreen­writer David Low­ery casts very well around the star, with Danny Glover and Tom Waits as felo­nious as­so­ciates, Casey Af­fleck as a cop on the rob­bers’ trail, and a won­der­ful Sissy Spacek as a woman Red­ford’s al­ter ego en­coun­ters while he’s on the run. Though Red­ford had said this would be his last act­ing project, he’s since di­aled that state­ment back. DVD ex­tras: five “mak­ing-of” doc­u­men­taries; au­dio com­men­tary by Low­ery; photo gallery. ››› (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On De­mand)

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