Going in Style

Out Now On-Demand

You're never too old to get even.

Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine play three pensioners who decide to rob a bank. Directed by Scrubs star Zach Braff and based on the 1979 film of the same name.

Lifelong buddies Willie (Freeman), Joe (Caine) and Al (Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

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Directed by

Written by

  • Theodore Melfi
  • (based on the 1979 screenplay of the same name by Martin Brest and Edward Cannon)

Comedy, Crime

96mins

Rating: M Offensive language

USA

TimeOut (USA)

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All three stars deliver exactly what you expect from them - nothing more, nothing new - but their onscreen familiarity is a strange comfort in itself.

Variety (USA)

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The movie will probably find a modest audience for a weekend or two, but it could have been so much bigger if it didn't reduce senior citizens to sympathetic data cards.

New York Times

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It's strictly comfort food, 99 percent predictable, though the 1 percent that isn't - you'll know it when you see it - is deftly executed.

Los Angeles Times

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"Going in Style" never gets beyond mildly amusing. If anything, it uses its gifted veterans to disguise how tired, implausible and overly sentimental the proceedings turn out to be.

Hollywood Reporter

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It revolves around a bank heist, but the real crime in Going in Style is its waste of acting talent.

Empire (UK)

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A slick, no-surprises studio comedy that doesn’t make the most of its solid premise and star trio.

Rolling Stone

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Update of 1979's three-men-and-a-bank-robbery caper is no bargain, but it does let you hang with the A-list senior cast of Morgan Freeman, 79, Alan Arkin, 83, and Michael Caine, 84.

FilmInk (Australia)

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Real elderly characters who, rather than being the butt of the joke, crack the best ones in the whole movie.

NZ Herald (Dominic Corry)

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Michael, Morgan and Alan roll out more than enough of the old magic to keep the proceedings enjoyable.