Friday, April 26, 2013
The Company You Keep
Robert Redford directed and stars in this drama about a group of Vietnam protesters who took things way too far 30 years ago, crossing over the line from peaceful protester to terrorist. They've managed to escape retribution and remain in hiding until a persistent reporter, played by Shia LaBeouf, uncovers some truths.
Considering the huge powerhouse supporting cast, including Susan Sarandon, Richard Jenkins, Stanley Tucci, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, and Brit Marling, you would think this would be an Oscar contender. But it won't be. It's just not compelling enough, and none of the performances are Oscar worthy. Redford just isn't a world class director. Though it's still a reasonably enjoyable watch.