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'The Old Man and the Gun' review: The Sundance Kid makes his last score

'The Old Man and the Gun' review: The Sundance Kid makes his last score

In 2003, David Grann’s lovably bizarre true-crime account “The Old Man and the Gun” appeared in The New Yorker, telling the unlikely story of Forrest Tucker, a natty serial bank robber with multiple prison escape attempts on his resume. Tucker ended up dying behind bars the year after the story brought him national renown.

Such a man was made for the movies, destined specifically to attract the attention of a star of a certain age. Now 82, Robert Redford says “The Old Man and the Gun” will be his final screen appearance. If so it’s a pretty fetching one, in a determinedly low-key outing written and directed by David Lowery, who has yet to make an uninteresting...

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