Director/co-writer David Lowery's crime drama is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a career criminal who escaped from San Quentin State Prison in 1979 and embarked on a spree of bank robberies. Robert Redford stars as the gentlemanly septuagenarian robber. While evading a dedicated detective (Casey Affleck), he embarks on a late-life romance with a woman (Sissy Spacek) who accepts him in spite of his status as a wanted criminal.
Main Cast & Crew
David Lowery - Director
John David Washington
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
"If Robert Redford sticks to his pledge that he is now retired from acting, he is going out on a very good note....[A] warm and gritty tale of compulsive real-life bank robber Forrest Tucker..." - 08/31/2018 Hollywood Reporter
"Both Spacek and Redford are actors who do their best work when it doesnt look like work at all, playing versions of what we believe to be themselves." - 08/31/2018 Variety
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[I]ts a love letter to a cinematic legend, serving as a perfect final film for someone who long ago surpassed mere actor status to become an icon." - 09/10/2018 RogerEbert.com
"[The film] succeeds wonderfully well in part because of the effortless movie star charisma of its old school stars, Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek." - 09/27/2018 Los Angeles Times
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Sometimes a movie arrives that charms its way into your heart -- and THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is just such an unassuming, exuberant gift." - 09/26/2018 Rolling Stone
"There are some good songs in David Lowerys new film, which may also be Robert Redfords last, and which has a certain musical quality of its own." - 09/26/2018 New York Times
"[Redford's] found the ideal swan song, a project that celebrates his career more affectionately than any lifetime achievement clip reel." -- Grade: B+ - 09/26/2018 A.V. Club
4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]arm, witty and quietly celebratory without being self-indulgent." - 12/03/2018 Empire
5 stars out of 5 -- "David Lowerys splendidly crafted dramatic thriller is an ode to the New Hollywood of the 60s and 70s -- the era that made Redford a star." - 12/03/2018 Total Film
"Tucker is played, with peerless wit and charm, by Robert Redford, in what the actor has said will be the final film role of his almost-60-year career." - 12/19/2018 The Atlantic