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Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Company You Keep stars Robert Redford, who also directed, as a once-radical fugitive who’s wanted for a 1960s bank robbery that left a guard dead — but who long ago went underground, changed his name, and left everything behind. Once the long-cold case again becomes national news, everything changes. Expect a fair bit of strong language (mostly “f–k” and “s–t”), plus plenty of fiery talk about revolutionary ideals, as well as a few scenes that feature people drinking beer. And one aging hippie now gets by smuggling large quantities of marijuana. The all-star supporting cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, and Julie Christie.


Characters flirt and sometimes discuss their past romantic entanglements.


A character is chased through the woods by federal agents. Several scenes include old, grainy news footage of a bank robbery that left a security guard dead.


Strong language includes multiple uses of both “f–k” and “s–t,” plus “ass,” “a–hole,” “hell,” “damn,” “goddamn,” and more.


It’s not always easy to make the moral choice, especially when it might have serious consequences. Jim, as a fugitive on the run for a crime that was committed decades ago, meets several of his old co-conspirators, and some are quite reluctant to help him if doing so threatens the comfortable lives they’ve created for themselves.


Labels/brands seen include GMC, Volvo, Twitter, Google, and Toyota.

Drugs / Tobacco /

One character smuggles large bales of marijuana in a sailboat. Other people drink beer at a bar.