The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

Oscar-winner Robert Redford directs and stars in this politically-charged thriller as Jim Grant, a civil rights lawyer and single father forced to go on the run after a brash reporter (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity - Grant is an ex-Weather Underground revolutionary wanted for murder. Sparking a nationwide manhunt, the fugitive sets off on a cross-country journey to clear his name. Co-stars Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Anna Kendrick and Terrence Howard. 

Based on the novel by Neil Gordon, the story is loosely inspired by the 1981 Brink's robbery, a $US1.6 million armoured car heist carried out by members of the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army.

Winner of the Giovani Giurati del Vittorio Veneto and Open Prizes at Venice Film Festival 2012.
2012Rating: M, Offensive language122 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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[An] unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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With a welcome mixture of juice and grit, the movie dramatizes the lingering conundrums of young people in the time of the Vietnam morass.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This earnest, well-intentioned movie elicits frustration that its story had to be packaged as a conventional, not very suspenseful fugitive thriller with a bogus Hollywood ending.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Redford builds a riveting, resonant political thriller that values the complexity of its characters and the intelligence of its audience.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A shrewder, more satisfying piece of filmmaking than we've seen from Redford in a while, though not quite in the league with his best behind-the-camera work.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Redford does his most compelling work in some time as both actor and director... a tense yet admirably restrained thriller.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Feels like cinematic health food: vaguely good for you but less than delicious.

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shame about the script. What an absolute snore-fest! Possibly one of the biggest disappointments this year.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

[An] unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

With a welcome mixture of juice and grit, the movie dramatizes the lingering conundrums of young people in the time of the Vietnam morass.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This earnest, well-intentioned movie elicits frustration that its story had to be packaged as a conventional, not very suspenseful fugitive thriller with a bogus Hollywood ending.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Redford builds a riveting, resonant political thriller that values the complexity of its characters and the intelligence of its audience.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A shrewder, more satisfying piece of filmmaking than we've seen from Redford in a while, though not quite in the league with his best behind-the-camera work.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Redford does his most compelling work in some time as both actor and director... a tense yet admirably restrained thriller.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Feels like cinematic health food: vaguely good for you but less than delicious.

0

shame about the script. What an absolute snore-fest! Possibly one of the biggest disappointments this year.

2.0
0