Robert’s Reviews: Going in Style

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the remake of the 1979 film of the same name, Going in Style. This comedic film about three old men robbing a bank stars the three legendary actors known as Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, all of which have won academy awards in their days. Are these three able to make a comedy of quality? Find out in the link below.

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 15-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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3 Responses

  1. Beverly Stafford says:

    Well, shoot.  I was really looking forward to seeing this film because Morgan Freeman is a real favorite of mine.  Even with your four-point review, I’ll still see it, but I won’t be expecting anything great or even good.  Your comment about the overuse of the “we’re old” scenes makes me think of the overuse of the F word in so many movies.  All right already, we know what it means and how to spell it.  Keep our attention some other way like having an intelligent script.

    Thanks Robert.  I enjoy Saturdays with you.

  2. Darcie says:

    Thanks Robert, I was curious if you were going to review this movie and if so, your  opinion.   I wondered how this movie would play to the younger generation.  We (3 senior citizens) saw it in  a lightly attended theater with mostly other seniors.   Okay, true confessions it was on “senior discount” day.   
    My sister and I found it light, entertaining and enjoyable.  Something I look for now when going to the movies.  My tastes have changed as I have aged, I no longer enjoy heavy, message filled,  flashy action-packed movies.  Maybe that is just me.    We live in a retirement community, with active people in their 50’s up to 105 years old.    I could relate to much of the comedy of finding ourselves ‘suddenly’ part of this demographic.    
    You didn’t mention  Christopher Lloyd.  I thought he did a great job.  His character was very believable and funny.  It  was interesting to see the compassion the other characters gave him with his crazy dementia – even using that in their plan.   We see that acceptance and compassion played out in this  neighborhood.  I would have previously thought his portrayal
    I would have rated this movie a 6 or 7.  On the other hand, my husband completely agreed with your rating.    

    Keep up the good work, we enjoy your reviews!

  3. Joanne Lobeski Snyder says:

    I loved your review and I loved Darcie’s review too.   I so appreciate your knowledge about cinematography, but age changes the way you experience a film.   I look forward to your reviews.  Thank you so much.


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