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The Company You Keep

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Company You Keep
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Jim Grant is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder.
Publisher: [California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Nov 09, 2014
  • slarsen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Though I don't care very much for Robert Redford movies (actor, producer, director) I thought this was not his worst movie. Almost, but the cast helped move the picture forward. Maybe a good date night movie I think. At best it could stimulate some dialogue. I will say no more.

Jul 26, 2014
  • LibraryKing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly good film. It should have got better ratings on Netflix and Flixster. Lots of great actors and a story line that keeps you guessing.

Jul 07, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

If you want to watch a geriatric movie then this is it. Absolutely comical seeing Redford in his 70’s playing a father of a young child and jogging through the woods!!! The story is mediocre at best and zero chemistry between the actors. This is a long terrible movie. Don’t bother.

Jul 04, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Well was hoping for a great movie but it was average it's worth a watch just not great it was missing something

Jul 02, 2014
  • shanewind rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good film. Reminded me of the book "Vida" by Marge Piercey, but didn't see anything in the credits referencing this. The characters were believable, not cardboard cutouts of counterculture or activist types. Good acting.

Jun 07, 2014
  • haoke201301 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best movie I watched in the past couple of years. (By the way I usually watch one movie every day). There were not many words of love on the mouths of these 50-something people, but I saw genuine and profound love in their lasting trust of each other and the self- sacrifice they actually made after they had overtly said "leave me alone" "go away" or "I cannot help, sorry".

Apr 05, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Robert Redford strikes me as one of the “good guys” so when I saw his movie with a list of winning actors and actresses, I thought I was in for a juicy/intelligent treat. However I found it very hard to stay awake throughout the film. I found myself not feeling much of anything to most of the actors or actresses and I am far from a cold-hearted person. Here’s the deal – first of all the leading actor Robert Redford looks really out of place as a senior aged father to an 11-year old. In his acting throughout the movie, the only emotion which seems to be genuine is the love for his daughter. I intensely disliked Ben Shepard (played by Shia LaBeouf) who was obnoxious, dishonest and egotistical. One scene stood out where he fooled the Jim Grant’s brother into thinking that he had something important to relay but only wanted to gain news information. When the brother caught on (way too slowly) that he was being used, it would have felt more real and satisfying if the reporter had been thrown out immediately. Throughout the movie the reporter seems to have “magical” abilities to be tolerated and treated respectfully though he does not do the same with others. Terrence Howard as the FBI agent came across very falsely as hysterically angry about a crime which happened 30 years ago!? The women actors come across so much better and truer. BTW – there were several comments about Robert Redford’s running. As a funny-looking runner myself, I think I understood a bit better where Robert Redford was coming from – he was obviously out of shape. Another aspect which didn’t work for me was how “invisible” Robert Redford was on the run – he should have been very easy to spot “as is.” Director Robert Redford does not appear to be able to see the many aspects of the movie which are “amiss” and need heavy correction– I think he leaned too heavily on the tried and true actors in this movie he really needed to have another eye, heart and mind on hand.

Mar 19, 2014
  • brianthecat2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film should be required for all the tweeting generation who think their grandparents didn't care about the world. I was a protestor who marched and sang against the Vietnam atrocity. This is my story and now it is seen as unpatriotic to be against the government. Who knows this film could generate "discussions" among the "head in my device" non thinking young.

Mar 10, 2014
  • seaxfamx rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I liked the cast but there were too many gaps in the plot to make it realistic.

Mar 03, 2014
  • john_doh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I liked the consideration of the actions of the Weather Under Ground, but the chase and story line of Grant finding Mimi to clear his name was weak, along with time line issues. It seems like there were other people that could have cleared Grant, why did he have to chase down Mimi? What really turned me off most was that the robbery took place in 1980. The WUG was largely defunct and falling apart by 1973 from what I have read. It seems like they picked 1980 just so they could have Brit Marling have a love interest with Shia LaBeouf. You don't change history just to make a plot twist/love story work out. Susan Sarandon did give a strong performance though and was the best part of the movie for me.

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Dec 14, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jim Grant: Secrets are a dangerous thing, Ben. We all think we want to know them, but if you've kept one to yourself, you come to understand that doing so, you may learn something about someone else, but you also discover something about yourself. I hope you're ready for that.

Jim Grant: I thought he died.
Donal Fitzgerald: Yeah we all died. Some of us just came back.

Ben Shepard: These people, they're all nuts, but none of them are illogical.

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