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.
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.
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.
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.
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.