This is one of those made-for-CD movies; I saw it really late at night on an arcane cable channel, and had missed the first 20 minutes, but it kept my attention. It stars major actors in non-demanding but entertaining roles. Would I criticize any part of it? Yeah, that Ann-Margret falls for Alan Arkin. C'mon!
I should highlight one of the most delicious parts goes to a perhaps 8-year old Asian American girl and how the director builds the suspense in her tiny but important role. Another is the convenience store manager who spends his lunchtimes eating with his eyes glued on a panoply of CCTV monitors. And you don't have to be an FBI investigator to appreciate Matt Dillon's portraying his character's efforts to rise above the boredom of his work.
My favorite flick-featuring-otherwise-unemployed-acting-stars had been Into the Night (Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, and many stars I recognize). This is on a par with Going in Style. I recognize vastly fewer actors, but they are all very good, and taking place in NYC it is naturally and effortlessly multicultural as well.