A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.
Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Three seniors, who have been wronged by the company they worked for thirty years and are living social security check to check, decide they have had enough. So, they plan to rob the bank that is taking their pension money. Joe Harding (Sir Michael Caine), a man who lives with his daughter and granddaughter, who which he has a strong relationship with is having troubles with his mortgage. Willy Davis (Morgan Freeman), lives very far away from the only family he has but needs desperate kidney surgery. Albert Gardner (Alan Arkin), a grumpy old man who a long time ago used to play the saxophone and is constantly flirting with the grandmother of his student. The problem is, they don't even know how to handle a gun.Written by
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The guns are loaded with blanks during the robbery, yet a semi-automatic pistol like the ones used, will only fire once unless modified to fire blanks. A pistol of this type requires back pressure to work the action, and a blank produces none. See more »
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Sometimes funny but also disappointing as it was in 1979.
Three old guys plan a heist to help their dwindling finances and expunge the red envelopes from the bank. Filmmakers tried to make the comedy in 1979, which flopped. Zach Braf directs it now to no better results, but not for the actors not trying.
Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin play the codgers with the significant charm of the actors making this mess bearable but no witty script to help beyond that. After too long a setup, the boys start planning, but not until they hit the bank does the comedy take off into comic land, albeit too briefly.
I could try to make Going in Style go in style with a fancy theme about the little guys fighting the impersonal, foreclosure-hungry banks, but that would be giving it too much credit. The few moments of humor are overshadowed by a formulaic story rescued by some interesting post-heist cover-your-tracks plans by the old guys.
The only scary heist is the price of admission to this clunker.
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