The Old Man & the Gun Movie Synopsis & Plot
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
Robert Redford’s final movie—maybe—is a nostalgic delight, a casually enjoyable crime drama about a charming, elusive and elderly bank robber and the efforts to bring him to justice. The Old Man & the Gun
, which is set in the early 1980s, also stars Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck. Spacek makes the most of her limited screen time thanks to amazing chemistry with her co-star, but this is Redford’s show through and through. He’s as charismatic as ever and carries the movie, practically asking you to hand over your hard-earned cash for this otherwise inconsequential little piece of amusement. Read our Old Man & the Gun, The movie review »