The Company You Keep Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4348

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 04/05/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/13/2013

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Robert Redford

Actors: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Susan Sarandon

Plot: A former activist for the Weather Underground has been keeping his past buried for years. But an intrepid journalist has uncovered his secret, forcing him to go on the run. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 08/18/2013

For a movie that has been described by every source as a thriller with a political agenda, it doesn't deliver on either of those fronts. 'The Company You Keep' seems smarter and sophisticated, with an emphasis on realistic presentation, but it's just dull. Nothing much of interest happens for a good portion of the running time, making for a slow and un-engaging two hours. It's overcrowded with a surplus amount of recognizable actors, but most don't have much to do, only showing up for one or two scenes to little effect.

Rating of
3/4

sapien - wrote on 05/02/2013

If you don't like overtly political movies for the same reason I don't, that they're too pushy and unrealistic, then you will still enjoy this movie. It's neither pushy nor unrealistic.

Rating of
3.5/4

Ryan Stephen M - wrote on 04/28/2013

Just back from having watched this I was surprised. It was much better then I thought it was going to be. Solid thriller, Shia LaBeouf puts in a very, very good performance as a young reporter. Redford is also good. I would recommend this film without question.

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SIngli6
SIngli6
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Dull Company

SIngli6 - wrote on 05/03/2013

Seeking to combine a chase movie with a detective story, the film is bogged down by superfluous characters, caricatured villains, and a third-act that feels more like a soap-opera than a suspense picture. I wouldn’t go so far as to say the film has a bad script, but it does have a clunky one. What makes this even more egregious is that ‘Company’ is filled to the brim with great veteran actors such as Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Julie Christie, and Susan Surandon (to name a few…), which almost always indicates that the producers have less faith in the script than they do that a Justice League film will actually be made (we all know it won’t).

I don’t want to make out that this was a bad film, though. In its own unambitious and minor way, it’s reasonably entertaining. …

lastonetoleave
lastonetoleave
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

The Company You Keep

lastonetoleave - wrote on 04/27/2013

The Company You Keep (2013) Decades ago a radical student terrorist group named, “The Weather Underground,” set off bombs and robbed banks to try and force the American government to end the war in Vietnam. Some of the terrorists were caught, but others are still on the run. Now, a newspaper reporter (Shia LaBeouf) begins digging up the story after one of “The Weather Underground” members is caught. By the time the reporter is finished, a number of lives will have changed. I generally like Redford's films, but I felt almost as if the amount of stars in this film, such as Anna Kendrick, who plays an FBI agent, was a little like stunt casting, making it sort of a lets see how many stars want to work for Redford, and therefore prop up a script that has huge holes in it. The film …

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