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Movie Review: The Company You Keep

 
Movie Review: The Company You Keep
Posted April 19th, 2013 @ 5:54am

"The Company You Keep"

What I liked the most about this movie was its title-- I found it to be intriguing.  I was interested in the cast too: Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte and Sam Elliot... What a line-up, right? But once again, you discover that even good actors will sign on to do badly-written movies.

Robert Redford not only stars in the movie, but he directs it as well. He plays Jim Grant, an attorney and single dad living with his daughter in a suburb of New York. His world is turned upside down when his true identity as a former 1970's antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder is uncovered. It feels like Redford walks through this movie. There's no chemistry between him and his young daughter; in fact, there really isn't chemistry with him and anyone in the film. He doesn't look good either, this isn't a reference to age: his face just doesn't look right. Maybe there's been some bad surgery... I don't know, but it was actually a distraction for me. This movie is slow and even though the subject matter is interesting, the script is not. Save yourself the money on this one and go to dinner instead.

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