The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

DVD - 2013
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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: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AMerr22
Oct 24, 2017

Decent movie, good cast.

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firefly5
Aug 20, 2017

Very good movie. I would recommend this.

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akirakato
Sep 18, 2016

This is a 2012 political thriller produced, directed by and starring Robert Redford.
The script was written by Lem Dobbs based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Neil Gordon.
The story centers on recent widower and single father, Jim Grant, a former Weather Underground anti-Vietnam War militant wanted for a bank robbery and murder.
As an attorney in Albany, New York, Grant has hidden from the FBI for over 30 years.
He becomes a fugitive when his true identity is exposed by Ben Shepard, an aggressive young reporter.
Although the performances of the actors appear superb, the story itself is too complicated to understand at once.
The script is ill-contrived for the sake of complexity.
It should've been much simpler or stream-lined for the audience to understand.
The apperance of an older daughter is completely out of line.
The story seems good but nobody could make a good movie out of a bad script.

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kerkrobe
Dec 14, 2015

I liked the idea of a fast pace thriller spanning 30 years and actually having some thread to historical reality ... and not being too outlandish. It is a good story whose characters seemed like they could be real.

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JackPurcell
Nov 01, 2015

Student radicals of the 1960s who went the whole route, went underground and 30 years later re-surface to face the consequences of idealism carried too far. Excellent movie.

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spechalk
Jun 13, 2015

Excellent movie good story line and excellent cast.

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tenet
Mar 03, 2015

Rated 7/10.

This is good for a while, but soon gets boring and predictable and finally (thank God) dies an agonizing death.

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greennova
Jan 22, 2015

I don't understand all the criticism about this movie? So what if Redford's character is a father of an 8 year old at 70??--It has happened!! It's a solid story, totally believable, and well done all around. Supposed to be taking place in Albany New York and the Mid West USA--actually filmed in Fort Langley--Maple Ridge---and Vancouver BC---Great flick!

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LibraryKing
Jul 26, 2014

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.

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jimg2000
Dec 14, 2013

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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