October 19, 2018

The Old Man * the Gun is in select theaters on October 12th, 2018.

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

This was honestly a very fun movie. Robert Redford’s character, Forrest Tucker, had the wit that only a James Bond or Tony Stark could compete with. But more than just wit he was classy. But also very funny. All around the character of Forrest Tucker was an extremely likeable one and Robert Redford should be proud of his performance with this role because man was it a good one.

The movie wasted no time and jumped right into all of the action very early on. At first it felt like the film had some rather peculiar edit points but after watching for some time it seemed like the director was just trying to establish that pace to get us going into all the “good stuff.” My one gripe about the pace is that about two thirds of the way through it seemed to have slowed down rather significantly. To help aid the love interest side of the film but nonetheless it was a bit long at one point.

The Sound mixing was also freaking perfect. The songs all feel really appropriate for what is happening and when. But more than that they use a lot of recalls to past events with a simple sound being played at the same time Forrest is involved with something and it made for a very clean and well done soundtrack.

The best thing this film did was make it feel like an old western movie. The film kind of hints at Forrest’s like for old western films within the movie but more than that the whole thing is in that same vein. From the grainy loud screens and colors to some of the crazy wide shots. Overall the whole thing was done very well.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Anthony Anthony (Contributor) was born and raised in the Tampa, Florida area. He likes Pina Coladas and long walks on the beach. He spends most of his time watching movies and spending times with friends.
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