The laughs seem strained but the poignance comes on strong. Three elderly gents (Burns, Carney and Strasberg), tired of the indifference society shows them and the pervasive feeling of uselessness that shrouds their lives, decide to rob a bank. It's really Burns who promotes the idea, more
as a way of relieving boredom than increasing his savings account; it's also appealing to Strasberg and Carey as a means of striking back at a system that's abandoned them as human beings. Wearing funny masks and wielding guns, the threesome robs a Manhattan bank of a small fortune.
Burns is absolutely fascinating in his portrayal of a crafty, wise and wholly adaptable old man...