Going in Style (2017)


Going In Style is a remake of the 1979 heist film. Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) plan to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled.

The cast is superb. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin have an excellent chemistry/bromance. They act well together. It’s one of the things that makes the film work.

While the script by Theodore Melfi (St Vincent, Hidden Figures) works well with the plot, the film falls short in direction. Director Zach Braff (Garden State) lacks edge and at times misses the mark in humour which feels like a disappointment.

Though it lacks direction, Going In Style is a charming film with a superb cast and solid plot. It’s like an elderly version of Ocean’s Eleven older audiences will enjoy.

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

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