100

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s only April, but this is one of the best films of 2013.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Lent distinguishing heft by its roster of screen veterans, this gripping drama provides an absorbing reflection on the courage and cost of dissent.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though consistently engaging, Redford’s latest directorial endeavor does feel like a plea. You can almost hear him coaxing us to learn from the past, even as we rush into the future.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Directed in steady fashion by Redford, The Company You Keep manages to keep its multiple strands of plot - and the people caught in them - from collapsing in a jumble of confusion. This alone, given the whirl of personal and political history going on, is an accomplishment.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's enough plot to stuff a miniseries, but Redford never loses sight of the human drama. Martyrdom is not conferred, nor is reinvention equated with redemption. Drawing skillfully on a first-rate cast, Redford builds a riveting, resonant political thriller that values the complexity of its characters and the intelligence of its audience.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The stars make this political drama engrossing, despite its few missteps.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Before settling into such comfortable territory, however, the movie is propulsive and involving. If The Company You Keep is far from radical, it's pretty audacious by the standards of counterrevolutionary Hollywood.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
LeBeouf may yet mature into an American James McAvoy — a charismatically spineless leading man — but Sarandon and her character have him and his character for lunch.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Despite Redford's sure-handed (but typically stolid) direction, an intriguing premise and a cast filled with top-line talent both veteran and relatively new, nearly every scene had me asking questions about what just transpired when I should have been absorbing what was happening next.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Shia LaBeouf, who appears to be on hand to prove that a movie with a crusading newspaper reporter can still exist, perks up his scenes, and Redford acts with his usual hyperalert, placid control.
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57 out of 100
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