“The Company You Keep”April 28th, 2013 at 10:19 am by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
2 hours 5 minutes
Robert Redford, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon
Robert Redford never makes a movie unless he’s got something important to say. Redford directed and stars in “The Company You Keep”.
It’s a sentimental political thriller about aging anti-war radicals still on the FBI’s most wanted list. Redford’s avoided the law for so long why should he worry about crusading reporter Shia LaBeouf? Who according to Redford is such a smart young man, he probably would have been involved with the movement thirty years ago.
When fellow radical Susan Sarandon surrenders to the FBI, Redford goes on a journey of self-discovery. What motivated him to distance himself from his fellow political extremists of long ago?
The hot shot reporter is also trying to uncover the truth about these unrepentant radicals from a bygone era.
Since “The Company You Keep” is more thoughtful than fast moving, this deeply involving film falls into the category sure to alienate the action crowd.
But how can you go wrong with a memorable cast that includes the legendary Julie Christie as the long ago love of Redford’s life?
You owe it to yourself to see “The Company You Keep” just to be in Robert Redford’s company. This masterful film is worth nothing short of four stars.
And trust me, you won’t find a better movie out there right now.