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As always, The Old Man had carefully locked the collar of his workday khakis. He recalled favored horses and mules from his farming days, remembering their names and personalities though they had been thirty or forty years dead. He will not try to jump anything he does not indubitably know beforehand he can jump; he will not enter any place unless he knows of his own knowledge what is on the other side; he will work for you patiently for ten years for the chance to kick you once.

S ons rarely get to know their fathers very well, less well, certainly, than fathers get to know their sons. More of an intimidating nature remains for the father to conceal, he being cast in the role of example-setter. Sons know their own guilty intimidations. Eventually, however, they graduate their fears of the lash or the frown, learn that their transgressions have been handed down for generations. Fathers are more likely to consider their own sins to have been original.

Wild tigers claw the poor father for failures real or imagined: opportunities fumbled, aborted marriages, punishments misplaced. There is this, too: a man who has discovered a likeness in his own image willing to believe far beyond what the evidence requires that he combines the natural qualities of Santa Claus, Superman, and the senior Saints, will not easily surrender to more mature judgments.

Long after the junior partner has ceased to believe that he may have been adopted, or that beating-off will grow hair on the hand while the brain slowly congeals into gangrenous matter, the father may pose and pretend, hiding bits and pieces of yesterday behind his back.

Almost any father with the precious stuff to care can adequately conceal the pea. He must at once apologize and inspire, conceal and judge, strut and intervene, correct and pretend. And if he is doubly blessed, he may know a day when his sons by then, most likely, fathers themselves will come to love him more than they can bring themselves to say.

Then, sometimes, sons get to know their fathers a bit: perhaps a little more than nature intended, and surely more than yesterday would have believed. He is convinced that being a father is the most complex and demanding of these roles. Email support rottentomatoes.

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The truth is, you can afford to miss Lowery's portrait of the con artist as an old man. Paradoxically, if you see it, you won't feel your time has been wasted. Charlotte O'Sullivan. On the basis of this movie alone, there is life, and talent, in the old man yet. Kevin Maher. Peter Bradshaw. It's a shame Redford might be retiring, but what a fitting note to go out on. Hannah Woodhead. Joshua Rothkopf. This touching, funny, romantic bank heist trip back to the late 70's is constructed with precision. Linda and Al Lerner.

The film is lighthearted and fun; more poetic than pulpy. It's a cops-and-robbers story Brett McCracken. A positively rapturous send-off for star Robert Redford's storied career. Dominic Griffin. Redford picked a strong project to be his swan song and Lowery made sure he rode off into the sunset with dignity and flair.

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David Lowery. Jan 15, Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker. Casey Affleck as John Hunt. Danny Glover as Teddy. Tika Sumpter as Maureen. Tom Waits as Waller.