Going in Style

Going In Style DVD review

There’s no such thing as a bad performance from Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine only the use of them in a movie. It’s a typical heist movie only this time with the robbers being retired elderly men. Action and intrigue is toned down to make way…

The Crit:

Cast - 70%
Story - 30%
Music Score - 20%
Effects/Quality - 30%
Originality - 30%

36%

User Rating: 2.58 ( 2 votes)

There’s no such thing as a bad performance from Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine only the use of them in a movie. It’s a typical heist movie only this time with the robbers being retired elderly men. Action and intrigue is toned down to make way for charisma and comedy.

Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

The movie is less about the actual heist and more on the character’s transformation sparked out of desperation. It’s an endearing comedy with good performances and dialogue between the three friends. The three have good chemistry on screen and it’s always welcomed to see top actors performances even at this age. Despite the generic heist plot there still a lot of reasons to see the movie.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes/Google Play Movie
Genre: Crime/Action/Comedy
Age Rating: 13L
Estimated RRP: R130
Release Date: 6 April 2017

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