Going in Style – Film Review

I went into this movie expecting something a little along the lines of ‘Last Vegas‘. A group of great, old actors make a film in the style of one that would usually feature much younger actors. ‘Last Vegas‘ was the old guy version of ‘The Hangover‘, ‘Going in Style‘ is the old guy version of ‘Ocean’s Eleven‘. Maybe…

Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin are just a group of old friends when suddenly they find themselves out of work, losing their pensions and facing eviction from their houses. Screwed over by the bank, they decide to screw it back in the form of a bank robbery. It’s a bit silly, but it’s fun. The cast are great as well, they’re clearly having fun. Well, the main three anyway. Everyone else I could take or leave.

It’s kind of hard to talk about this movie much. Despite liking it, I’m quite ambivalent towards it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s enjoyable. It’s just nothing amazing and not one you’ll be talking about for years to come. It’s sad, it’s fairly funny. It’s an enjoyable film. Probably more a film for your parents than the thrill seeking youngster really. I liked it, but I didn’t love it.

JACK’S SCORE: 3/5

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