The Grey Fox (1982)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I got ambition in me that just won’t quit.” – Miner

Number of Times Seen – Twice (Cable in the 80’s and 13 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a former stage coach robber, who tried to star a new life in Canada as a train robber.

Bottom Line – Pretty boring and slow moving film that doesn’t work well enough. Richard Farnsworth is quite effective in the title role, but something still always feels off the whole way through.  His character is actually developed quite well and we get to see how a “lifer” in prison deals with being released which shows how much things haven’t changed in that department over the past Century, but unfortunately not enough happens here to make things more interesting. The story deals ell with the dilemma about whether one can be rehabilitated and what steps need to be taken to reach that level.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In both 1984 and 1993, the picture was listed in “Canada’s Top Ten Films of All Time” by the Toronto International Film Festival. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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