Reviews: The Company You Keep (2013)

company_you_keepReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Nella lunga e onorata carriera di Redford si tratta di un passo falso, che segue il pregevolissimo The Conspirator.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: It’s a seeming impossibility: a middlebrow film about extremists.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Robert Redford’s new film, The Company You Keep, is technically about the Weather Underground and the former activists of the late 60s and early 70s who are now living comfortable bourgeois lives. But it is about those subjects only in the most facile definition of the word because it seems unsure what if anything it has to say regarding them.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: An old-fashioned drama about ethics, conscience, and zeal with one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled.
  • [New – 12/26/13] | Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Un reparto extraordinario que no logra darle coherencia a una trama que ocurre porque sí
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director/star Robert Redford has gathered an enviable cast for a radical “Big Chill” which makes this middling, timeline-trouncing effort worthwhile
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: El film plantea cuestiones muy interesantes, y en ningún momento es aburrido, pero Redford se guarda demasiada información durante buena parte de la película porque la historia está construida sobre el aire.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The movie wants to have it both ways and, as a result, manages to contradict itself at almost every turn, never finding its own way.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Conspiratorial crisis-of-conscience tale about facing the consequences of one’s actions
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Generally solid if not watchable, “The Company You Keep” is, nevertheless, a letdown.
  • Danny King @ The King Bulletin
    • Excerpt: Much of the film’s throwback appeal recalls recent efforts like Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo,’ but Redford’s film is even more peculiar in the sense that it never feels pressured to be exciting or suspenseful.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies
    • Excerpt: Whatever is your political preference or ideology at hand, The Company You Keep basically stumbles as a saggy and unambitious reactionary drama that glosses over the sins of yesteryear-for both anti-war activists and governmental conservative watch dogs alike. Redford settles for the formulaic “misunderstood-man-on-the-lam” premise in the name of lingering political prosecution.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Can’t-miss premise, intelligent script, taut direction, outstanding cast…where did Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep go wrong?
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Robert Redford can have his pick of just about anything he wants to do. At 76 years of age, he chose to produce, direct and star in “The Company You Keep,” which is an investigation into the minds and times of the Weather Underground.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Flaccid and low-powered…a curiously humdrum political thriller.

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