The Forger

A former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to alter his plans and commit one more job for the man who financed his release.


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  • ★★★★ review by renanrccspj on Letterboxd

    O filme começa devagar, mas quando a história engrena te coloca dentro de um drama familiar misturado com suspense policial muito bom. As atuações de John Travolta e Christopher Plummer dão um toque especial ao filme, apesar de Plummer estar um pouco devagar (devido a idade) para o que o personagem pede dele. Por outro lado, o filme te levar o torcer pelo incorreto e te faz questionar a relação pai e filho mesmo na situação que eles se encontram.

  • ★★★½ review by David Clarke on Letterboxd

    Surprisingly good movie that is just as much about John Travolta reconnecting with his dying son after 5 years in prison as the art gallery heist. Travolta gives one of his recent best performances aided by the always reliable Christopher Plummer and newcomer Tye Sheridan as 3 generations of the Cutter petty crime family.

  • ★★★★ review by Byram on Letterboxd

    It's billed as a heist movie, but the heist is really just a necessary conclusion to this otherwise quiet and gentle movie about three generations of men trying to see their way through their troubled pasts and their difficulties with interpersonal connection to address a troubling problem that has tainted and changed their relationship. Travolta excels as a quiet loser who accesses his inner artist to not only propel the heist, but find his way out of trouble with family and the law. Plummer is excellently cast as his father, and the son (whose name I forget) is terrific in his role as the most troubled of them all. Although in some parts forced and convenient, I ended up being really taken with the story and the acting. Recommended for a fun but gentle family drama.

  • ★★★½ review by Gary Valenzuela on Letterboxd

    An art forger, conned into prison gets out to try to pass some time with his cancer afflicted son. He now owes a lot of money to some bad guys who try to allure them into a new "job" and use him as a escapegoat.

    Meanwhile he tries to see a way out of his predicament, he must be bonding whith his teenage boy in what could be his final days.

  • ★★★★ review by Jeffrey Rubenstein on Letterboxd

    Excellent performance by Trovolta. Good story.

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