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Joe (George Burns), Al (Art Carney), and Willie (Lee Strasberg) are three senior citizens who share a small apartment in New York City. They live off social security checks and spend their days sitting on a park bench, reading newspapers, feeding pigeons, and fending off obnoxious children. It's a dull life, and finally Joe is driven to suggest something radical to break the monotony; why not go on a stick up? None of them have a criminal history (though Joe claims he "did some stealing during the war"), but just planning the bank robbery puts a new spring in their step. Al… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"A trio of contrasting personalities, the veterans bring both a mischievous wit and a sense of subdued anger to a familiar comic plotline, and the film achieves a rare balance of laughter and compassion."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Director Brest does a great job with a sensitive subject, drawing fine performances from everyone."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Though the cast is headed by three fine actors, two of whom, Mr. Burns and Mr. Carney, are also extremely funny men, it never elicits any emotional response more profound than curiosity."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Two things about the film are frankly remarkable, however: the richness of its imagery and George Burns' understated performance."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There are laughs, but the prevalent tone is one of discreet compassion, without condescension or sanctimony."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Three veterans in a spotlight performance."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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