Written July 24, 2014
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 flow smoothly and you won't get confused. Asks some introspective questions of the characters, including the reportor who is out to get his story. Great cast of actors. Reminded me of Redford's earlier movie: All the President's Men.
Written July 30, 2014
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 part. It tells what has happened to a group of extremists 30 years after they all went underground for a crime they committed and never have been caught. Dispersed around the country, they still now how to get in contact with each other when they have to, and one of them has to now. Most of the major actors have been entertaining us in movies for 40 to 50 years, and they can still today. It's a shame that there are not more movies that utilize their still excellent acting skills and screen presence. The movie does not drag at any point. Overall a very good movie and worthwhile seeing
Written September 24, 2014
Great cast full of familiar faces, top-shelf performances in a film that deals with former '60s radicals whose pasts catch up to them like falling dominoes after one is arrested. Redford's role is not unlike the one in "Three Days of the Condor:" once again he makes a suspenseful run while chased by the government, relationships are shown in their ambiguity yet emerge more clearly, moral questions are raised and motivations explored. The film touched me because, as a school kid in the '60s, I saw people drafted and sent to Vietnam. Some never made it home; some did & were changed forever. This film provides context: that the protesters of that era were not just criminals; they were scared and angry young adults who saw the war and the casualty counts on TV news each night for years, lost friends & family, feared the draft, and reacted to their horror and anger. The film succeeded by making these points. Lastly, as a huge Redford fan, I adored seeing him on the big screen again.
Written April 28, 2013
Never before have so many good old actors done so badly or taken so dreadfully long to do it. It was a terrible disappointment and waste of time.
Written January 29, 2015
This movie started to seem like a thought-provoking film with great plot twists. At the end, however, the movie became predictable and the ending was horrible.