Movie Review: Going in Style

January 23th, 2021

Details from IMDB:

Going in Style (2017)

PG-13 | | ComedyCrime | 7 April 2017 (USA)
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.


 Zach Braff


 Theodore Melfi (screenplay by), Edward Cannon (based on the story by)


Initial Thoughts:

I was in the mood for a comedy last night, so I scrolled through the listing on Cineplex (I usually have at least 1 free rental) and finally decided on this. It's one of those movies that are hard to go wrong with, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine are such great actors, them just being in it usually makes it a better movie.

Main Points:

I enjoyed this movie right from the start, while the premise is completely ridiculous once you ignore that, it's really funny and well-acted. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in particular have dry senses of humour than I quite enjoy. 

Sure I'll admit the story takes a little while to get going but once they decide to rob a supermarket as a test (and fail spectacularly) it's a lot of laughs and even a few touching moments. I'm not sure why this only gets 6.6, if you have a drink (or maybe some pot if it's legal where you live) I think you'll enjoy this even more.

Final Thoughts:

A short review for a nice simple movie that made me laugh. There is even a couple of nice little twists that I didn't see coming. I give it a solid 7.5 out of 10, it's no Oscar winner but it was never trying to be. It's what movies can be when given a chance, a little heartfelt, a little sad but mostly a lot of fun. There is some violence and a little coarse language (even a very mild sex scene) so I would say ages 14+. I certainly would recommend this for a laugh and a nice night in.