The Company You Keep Synopsis
A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run after a journalist uncovers his real identity.
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New York Observer

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

By Claudia Puig
The stars make this political drama engrossing, despite its few missteps.
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By Mark Jenkins
Before settling into such comfortable territory, however, the movie is propulsive and involving. If The Company You Keep is far from...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Maybe you have to be a certain age to really enjoy this.....

By Dawn4
but whatever age you are, it's a lesson in the way it was....People who REALLY believed in a cause, right or wrong they did their best to make Americans see what was wrong and how things should/could...

On the Run from the Past

By VAmovie_goer
The Company You Keep is a film about people whose decisions decades earlier come back to significantly affect their lives. The cast was very good as well as the pace and the drama. I was a little...

Redford needs a reality check

By kwieder
The last person who should've been cast in the role Redford plays is Redford himself. His 'movie star' patina (including the very stylish leather jacket he wears throughout) is totally wrong for this...

The Company You Keep

By DCDarlin'
LOVED THIS MOVIE! The mystery was complex kept you curious and following the clues. Loved the young reporter trying to make a name for himself and clashing with everyone. The best part was the...

Good to see these actors again...

By edskathy
So many good seasoned actors that we don't get to see in movies much anymore. They are still quality, talented artists and the story line was very compelling; especially for those of us that...

the company was great!

By paultoo
a timely solid story that proves the more things change the more they remain the same. well acted, great pace and surprises around every corner. a must go!...

Robert Redford? Over Done!

By mmit911
First of all, the movie, considering the trailer of stuff led by him (Robert) back and forth, could have been shorter than 2 hr+ Again, it was overdone by him, and I believe it is time for him to...

What a great movie!!

By bobboehmer
I counted 7 cast members here that got an Oscar nomination ..Wow! Shia LaBouf was excellent too.I was thoroughly entertained. This a serious movie, treat yourself and go see it....

A movie well done!!!

By rpjdfwtx
When one goes to a Redford directed movie, the question usually is if one will enjoy the subject matter, and not how well done it is, because they always are. This movie is low key for the most...

Interesting & flows smoothly

Saw movie on opening day. It is a good movie for the over 50 crowd, as we will all remember the SDS and the protests against the Vietnam War. Movie has lots of characters, yet Redford makes it...

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Rated R | For Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Stellar cast is best thing about Redford's political drama.
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