The Old Man & the Gun

Lists: Film Quest 2018

Brief Synopsis: "The true story of Forrest Tucker, 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 a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession."

Overall Ranking: 942 (Rank from 2018: # 27)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 37.5%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Keith Noakes100(full review)
Michigan Movie Guy Silent Bob97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10175
70s Richard Kirkham61(full review)
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins50(full review)Comedy: 3
Rewatch: 2

People Involved

  • Robert Redford (Forrest Tucker)
  • Casey Affleck (John Hunt)
  • Sissy Spacek (Jewel)
  • Danny Glover (Teddy)
  • Tom Waits (Waller)
  • Tika Sumpter (Maureen)
  • Ari Elizabeth Johnson (Abilene)
  • Teagan Johnson (Tyler)
  • Gene Jones (Mr. Owens)
  • John David Washington (Lt. Kelly)
  • Barlow Jacobs (Offerman)
  • Augustine Frizzell (Sandy)
  • Jennifer Joplin (Martha)
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Detective Gene Dentler)
  • Elisabeth Moss (Dorothy)
  • Keith Carradine (Captain Calder)
  • Robert Longstreet (Stephen Beckley Jr., Esq.)