The cast is what really sold me on this film, but a combination of good marketing, a funny premise, and a director that I like also made me want to see this on opening night. Ultimately, the film managed not to exceed nor fall below my expectations.
Writing-wise, the film was pretty average. It's funny, but it isn't ever really hilarious. The film actually goes for more of a heartfelt feeling, especially with the characters of Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, and it works. The plot is formulaic, but that could be expected. There was one small, but unexpected twist at the end, but it isn't really significant to the progression of the plot, so it didn't really affect my opinion of the film. Like I said, the film's strengths are in its character-driven moments.
The acting in the film is really good. All three of the main actors do very well in their roles. Kenan Thompson, Josh Pais, and Christopher Lloyd are also all very funny in their supporting roles. The filmmaking isn't amazing, but their are some really cool things with the editing, especially during the well-done planning montage.
Overall, "Going in Style" isn't a great film, but it is pretty enjoyable, and there isn't really anything bad about it. It is definitely worth watching for fans of the actors.
Going in Style
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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