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243 Ratings

The Company You Keep

Directed by Robert Redford
United States, 2012
Drama, Thriller


A thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

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The Company You Keep Directed by Robert Redford
Given the finger-wagging suggestion of its title, it’s actually no surprise to find that The Company You Keep turns out to be politically chicken-hearted—the progressive cant we hear sounds idiotic, and political principles are seen as pathetic challenges to the demands of family and law and order.
April 03, 2013
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…Screenwriter Lem Dobbs and the director have an annoying penchant for reducing a who’s who of AARP-age actors (Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Richard Jenkins, Sam Elliott…Julie freakin’ Christie!) into mouthpieces for creaky, cranky leftist rants. Even LaBeouf’s shoe-leather wunderkind starts to seem less like a character and more like an opportunity for Redford to rail against the sorry state of the fourth estate…
April 01, 2013
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The drama becomes excessively detoured and is overrun by a stunningly impersonal political sentiment, complicated by a tensionless mystery element involving just how involved Sloan was with the Michigan robbery.
March 31, 2013
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