The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen edition
Average Rating:
Rate this:
18
1
At age 70, Forrest Tucker infamously made his escape from the tough San Quentin prison. Once he had gained his freedom, he embarked on a new set of heists that left investigators scratching their heads and the public fascinated by the story. This true story details Tucker's life which includes a detective wrapped up in the case, and a female who takes a liking to Tucker despite the criminal path he's on.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
m
mr_chocolate
May 22, 2019

I have liked many Robert Redford films (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: 1969; All the Presiden'ts Men: 1976; Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 2014; Walk in the Woods: 2015), however this is not one of them. It is slow, boring and confusing, of which I blame the director/writer, David Lowry (Pete's Dragon: 2016; A Ghost Story: 2017). This was based upon a 2003 New Yorker article written by David Grann (whom wrote the 2009 book, Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, in which was made into a good 2016 movie!).
For the real bank robber, Forest Tucker, that was a considered, charming, and always with a smile, this film should not have been so dull. After all it did have some accomplished and likeable supporting actors, such as Sissy Spacek (Carrie: 1976; Coal Miner's Daughter: 1980; The Help: 2011), Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea: 2016; Light of My Life: 2019), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon movies: 1987, 1989,1992, and 1998), Tom Waits (musician and actor), and Tika Sumpter (Southside With You: 2016).
Did not spend the time watching the DVD Special Features.

e
Ephriam
May 18, 2019

I like Robert Redford as an actor. I think his voice makes him a distinctive actor. The last movie I saw him in before this was called The Last Castle. I enjoyed that movie so much I watched it over and over again. So when I picked this movie up I had expectations of the movie. The movie was disappointing especially the ending. Robert Redford did the same job as an actor and was not totally disappointing but the movie itself and direction was. The end also did not make sense. As a 74 year old man who was caught for armed robbery and high speed chase in which the FBI was called in and he already had a list of prison time and charges would end up getting a sentence so long that he would die in prison. However, with this movie he ends up going to prison and next minute you know he is out again. He does not even look as if he aged much in which you would think he would have been 84 years old if he got out with good behaviour. It just did not make sense?

Armed Robbery in Texas
In some states there is a felony charge for Armed Robbery; however, in Texas “Armed Robbery” is a kind of Aggravated Robbery. "Robbery" happens when someone is trying to steal something (commit theft), and while the person is trying to commit theft they hurt someone or threaten someone. It becomes "aggravated" if the robber is armed or has a deadly weapon. A deadly weapon is not just a gun or firearm, it also includes anything that could cause death or serious bodily injury. So, if someone commits robbery while using (even displaying) a deadly weapon then the charge becomes aggravated. This increases the possible punishment. Without any criminal history, an aggravated robbery sentencing Texas ranges from a minimum of 5 years to 99 years or Life in prison (Texas Department of Criminal Justice). Because this is considered a "3g Offense," you cannot get probation from a judge after a trial. Only a jury could decide to give you probation. So, if you are accused of armed robbery or aggravated robbery in Texas, then you need to speak with a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney immediately.

h
H2Ogma
Apr 26, 2019

Should have read the comments before checked out. Not worth the time to watch.

l
lindy919
Apr 26, 2019

.
MEH
.

c
Courier2003
Apr 07, 2019

Waited a long time for this flop. Tired of Casey Afflecks mumbling. Credits indicated some truths fabricated.. How could the old bank robber escape jail so many times?

b
beyardoe
Mar 28, 2019

The title is exactly right 'Old Man' Robert Redford needs to stop making movies that focuses on him. Old Man & a Gun just didn't hold my interest. After 5 minutes I couldn't bear it!

i
islandqueen47
Mar 22, 2019

I'm always amazed when Redford's character speaks. He seems like a dummy in most of his 'wooden' roles. This one was typical of that and exceedingly slow. Think people just like his movies because he was so good looking when young.

m
MovieLover_47
Mar 21, 2019

Redford brings an easy going charm which is what makes the film entertaining and watchable.
So many newer films are not entertaining nor watchable. Very unpretentious film. it is based on a true story but itis not exactly accurate but so few are.

r
Ron@Ottawa
Mar 06, 2019

It is hard for me to feel for a man who, even in his seventies, continues to rob banks, something he has done all his life, despite how he was portrayed as an interesting man and a gentleman in the film. And overall, despite the decent acting by a couple of aging actors, the film offers little entertainment value to me. Totally passable.

2
21221018293347
Mar 02, 2019

If you want to see Redford, Spacek and Glover again, this would be your movie. I could not handle another set of old guys robbing banks.

View All Comments

Summary

Add a Summary
j
jimg2000
Jan 23, 2019

Inspired by the New Yorker story of the protagonist:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2003/01/27/the-old-man-and-the-gun

Excerpt:

Just before Forrest Tucker turned seventy-nine, he went to work for the last time. Although he was still a striking-looking man, with intense blue eyes and swept-back white hair, he had a growing list of ailments, including high blood pressure and burning ulcers. He had already had a quadruple bypass, and his wife encouraged him to settle into their home in Pompano Beach, Florida, a peach-colored house on the edge of a golf course which they’d purchased for their retirement. There was a place nearby where they could eat prime rib and dance on Saturday nights with other seniors for $15.50 a person, and even a lake where Tucker could sit by the shore and practice his saxophone.

But on this spring day in 1999, while his neighbors were on the fairway or tending to their grandchildren, he drove to the Republic Security Bank in Jupiter, about fifty miles from his home. Tucker, who took pride in his appearance, was dressed all in white: white pants with a sharp crease, a white sports shirt, white suède shoes, and a shimmering white ascot.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at TPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top