The Old Man & The Gun (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Old Man & The Gun (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Old Man & the Gun tells a fascinating story… just not in a fascinating way.  It’s not like the cast don’t deliver – they do and are by far the best thing about the film.  But the direction and pace are so slow that even for a lean ninety minute run time the film feels slow.  Redford is fun and for sure enjoying the (mostly) true life story of Forrest Tucker but there needed to be much more to this to make it essential.

Best Bit: Redford

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Mule, White Boy Rick, A Simple Plan 

 


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Blog: Son Of A Gun – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Son Of A Gun – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
This is now the third Australian film I’ve watched this year.  Like busses they all seem to come along at once.  What makes this different from The Mule & The Infinite Man is that it’s a slick, Hollywood style heist crime thriller that owes a lot to movies like Point Break & Heat.  Full disclosure: it’s not QUITE on that level in terms of quality but don’t let the mediocre reviews fool you – Son of A Gun is great fun and it’s fair to say McGregor hasn’t been this good in years.  In short: Slick, tense and well made.

Best Bit: The heist

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Wild Card, John Wick, The Mule

 

Author: Phil Hobden