Three pensioners conspire to rob a bank.
That’s the nutshell synopsis of Zach Braff’s loose remake of the 1979 film of the same name, which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. This time it’s Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine planning the heist, after being shafted by the system and corporate greed. Unlike the original (Burns and co. did it for a lark), there’s a motive for the madness this time and the screenplay by Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures) is always mindul of making these old timers appear hard done by, and not the criminals they obviously are – it’s more crowd-pleasing that way. Needless to say, this caper comedy for the grey market is at its best when its veteran trio of Caine, Freeman and Arkin are bouncing off each other like a pinball.
Release Date: 2 August 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin
Read our interview with director Zach Braff.