Golden Years

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"Banks, Bowls and...Bingo"
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.1  (1,302)

Golden Years is a British comedy-drama film released in 2016, directed by John Miller and starring Bernard Hill, Alun Armstrong, and Mark Williams. The film follows a group of retirees who decide to rob a bank when they discover that their pensions have been reduced. The movie takes place in Yorkshire, where Arthur (Bernard Hill) and his wife Martha (Virginia McKenna) are struggling to get by on their reduced pensions. One day, Arthur goes to the bank to take out some money and accidentally witnesses a robbery taking place. He recognizes one of the robbers as a former colleague who had been laid off and had his pension drastically cut as well. This incident gives Arthur an idea - he proposes to his group of friends, including his wife's former lover Brian (Alun Armstrong) and hotel manager Royston (Mark Williams), that they rob a bank themselves.

Despite initial skepticism, the group begins to plan the robbery, obtaining advice from a young bank clerk who becomes involved with one of the robbers. We see the group of retirees gradually transform into a team of criminals, growing more confident and adept as they chart their course. They put aside their past grudges and forge a bond based on their shared desperation.

Meanwhile, the police, led by the stubborn and eccentric Detective Sid (Philip Davis), are hot on their trail, creating a sense of urgency and tension that adds to the film’s momentum. Their investigation is complicated by motives beyond the heist, including the internal conflicts between the bank robbers and their personal relationships.

The heist itself is a highlight of the film, with the group executing their plan with surprising finesse, using their age and seemingly harmless appearances to their advantage. The bank robbery scene is both thrilling and humorous, with the retirees demonstrating both their competency and their limitations in hilariously unexpected ways.

After the robbery, things start to unravel for the gang as they lose their anonymity, deal with their consciences, and navigate their relationships and trust issues with one another. While some characters seem to struggle more than others, they all must face the decision of what to do with the money and how to move forward with their lives after the heist.

Overall, Golden Years is a heartwarming and hilarious movie that takes a refreshing perspective on a classic crime genre. With a strong cast of veteran actors, the film portrays the plight of pensioners in modern Britain and navigates the complexities of relationships and aging with wit and sensitivity. The movie also features a brilliant soundtrack of classics from the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley that perfectly capture the upbeat energy of the movie. Whether you’re a fan of crime movies or simply looking for a wholesome and entertaining movie to watch, Golden Years is definitely worth checking out.

Golden Years is a 2016 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 37 min
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    6.1  (1,302)