I do like a good comedy but find most of Hollywood’s current crop absolutely terrible. That said I’m hoping the old guard of Caine, Freeman and Arkin can change that. So without further ado here’s my Going In Style Blu-ray Review.
- Going In Style Blu-ray Review (2017)
- Running Time: 96 Mins
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By Warner Bros
- Blu-ray Released: 14 August 2017
Joe Harding (Michael Caine) is at the bank one day discussing a rather nasty letter that threatens to take his home away from him. Suddenly bank robbers burst in and steal lots of money. He and his two friends Willie Davis (Morgan Freeman) and Albert Garner (Alan Arkin) all face their retirement funds being taken away way by a combination of a corporate takeover and those nasty bankers.
What’s one do in that situation? Why rob a bank of course!
Based on Going in Style by Martin Brest.
Style / Direction
Directed by Zach Braff whom is best known for playing J.D Dorian in the TV series Scrubs. First off I really like the look of the film it’s very well shot and slickly moves between scenes. The pacing is perfect allowing the characters plenty of time to develop and have several silly situations occur before the main event.
Music / Audio Effects
A light flowing soundtrack that conveys the comedic tone of the film whilst also able to reflect the more moving scenes, this suits the film perfectly.
The music is provided by Rob Simonsen.
Acting / Characters
The main characters are Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman) and Albert (Alan Arkin). These three have been friends for years and would do anything for each other. This tight bond really comes through but despite this their personalities are all very distinct.
Joe is the most dominant of the three and seems to the one the others two look to when things go wrong. Willie is the laid back one and Albert is the miserably one waiting to die.
They are a joy to watch and deliver fine comedic performances.
Backed up by a really good support cast of Matt Dillion, Christopher Lloyd and Ann-Margret this really improves the overall experience. Christopher Lloyd is true to form playing an extremely whacky character, the way only he can.
Matt Dillion plays the Special Agent Hamer, he’s the guy tasked with bring the armed robbers to justice.
Excellent casting and acting!
Conclusion: Going In Style Film Review
Going In Style is a truly funny and uplifting film starring three top actors. The chemistry between them really makes the film work and work very well. If that sounds like the type of film you like I’m sure you won’t go far wrong with this one.
Uplifting, moving and of course very funny.
If you like my Going In Style Blu-ray Review you may want to check out these films:
- Bird on a Wire (1990)
- His Girl Friday (1940)
- The Last Detail (1973)
- The Money Pit (1986)
- Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again (1980)
- Stand Up Guys (2012)
- The Goose Steps Out (1942)
Conclusion: Going In Style Blu-ray Review
Clearly the picture and sound are outstanding as it’s a brand new film but what else do you get when you purchase the Blu-ray version?
Not much in the way of extras other than a commentary and a few deleted scenes. it would have been nice to see a couple of interviews from the main cast.
- Deleted Scenes
- Feature Commentary
On to my movie rating for Going In Style (2017)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: DECENT
Going In Style (2017) is available now on Blu-ray priced £14.99 from Amazon (as of date of review)
Amazon UK Links
- Blu-ray: https://amzn.to/2Xq5kir
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the Blu-ray version
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Going In Style (2017) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Zach Braff
Actor(s): Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Uplifting, moving and of course very funny