• The Company You Keep (2013)

The Company You Keep

Release Date: April 5th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Decades after an ill-fated robbery, a former member (Susan Sarandon) of the Weather Underground turns herself in to authorities. While covering the story, reporter Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that recently widowed lawyer Jim Grant (Robert Redford) was also a member of that particular group. Grant slips by the FBI agents tracking him and goes on the run, hoping to track down his former lover, Mimi (Julie Christie), who's still underground and fighting for the cause.

Cast: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci

Director: Robert Redford

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Wildwood Enterprises, Voltage Pictures

Keywords: Moving , Underdog , Tense , 2010s , New York City , Endearing , Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The story is rooted in a political past that never comes to life, and its structure is so cockeyed that we don't even get to see Nick's reaction to a climactic surprise that takes place off-screen. The film was shot by an excellent cinematographer, Adriano Goldman, though you'd never know it from the lighting, which is as flat as the writing. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

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