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The Company You Keep


Genre :

Thriller, Action, Political

Release Date :

April 05, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Robert Redford

Starring :

Shia LaBeouf, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper, Brit Marling, Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Anna Kendrick, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Elliott, Terrence Howard, Jackie Evancho, Richard Jenkins, Stephen Root

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : C+

“..The Company You Keep chews on issues of violence in a muffled way, but restraint is not the quality this story was calling for..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..scenes between Redford's character and his tween daughter (the product of a late-in-life marriage) come off awkwardly..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
4 of 4

“..it's only April, but this is one of the best films of 2013..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
3.5 of 5

“..if only Grant had shared that puzzle piece of insight with the director, it might have made "The Company You Keep" a better film..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 5

“..if one that, like much of the film, might have been more effective if not filtered through so much graybeard griping..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
Review rate : B-

“..how much more interesting "The Company You Keep" might have been if he was fighting not for his name but for his soul..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
3 of 4

“..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..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 5

“..but along with those emotions, 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..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
2 of 4

“..and the disappointing "The Company You Keep'' consistently stretches credulity way past the breaking point in its depiction of journalism, police procedure and political activism..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
4 of 5

“.."The Company You Keep" is the work of a calmer and more clearheaded - if equally passionate - filmmaker..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]

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