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Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

(2017) Leaden comedy about a trio of retirees (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin) driven to desperation by financial woes who cook up an unlikely scheme to rob a branch of the bank they blame for the cancellation of their pensions. As they get tips for a successful caper from an experienced criminal (John Ortiz), Arkin's grouchy character finds romance with a grocery store checkout lady (Ann-Margret). Director Zach Braff's remake of Martin Brest's 1979 film -- which also features Matt Dillon as an FBI agent -- amounts to a complete waste of its cast's considerable gifts. While not a movie from which viewers are likely to draw any real-life moral conclusions, it does present the oldsters' actions as justified and ultimately harmless. A frivolous treatment of crime, including drug use, a couple of brief premarital bedroom scenes, a scatological sight gag, about a half-dozen uses of profanity, some vulgar sexual references, a single instance of rough language, considerable crude and crass talk. (A-III – adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned) HBO (cable)



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