True story. Forrest Tucker just loved robbing banks. But politely, pulling off each caper with a note, a gun and a smile. He broke out of prison 18 times. In making this film, David Lowrey (A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon) brilliantly cast the Sundance Kid in the lead, because, well, who else? Robert Redford’s unforced, slightly subversive performance is a joy to behold. He’s backed up by Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover and Tom Waits. Redford says this is his final performance in front of the camera. If so, it’s a brilliantly fitting swan song for the distinguished, 82-year-old actor. But let’s not hold him to that. (93 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.