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Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
April 12, 2013
Rather than illuminating hard truths about decisions made in the context of domestic oppression and uprising, the film instead bogs itself down in ambiguous moralizing, voiding the audience's ability to root for any interest or character.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Aaron Yap
May 2, 2013
Dreadfully near-catatonic pace that never makes you feel like there's much at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Gross
Austin American-Statesman
April 25, 2013
It's a big thing done in mediocre fashion, with a mystifying contempt for the audience's intelligence and faith.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 26, 2013
Although the movie is structured as a thriller, there's no urgency or suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 19, 2013
What gets revealed should rattle, but it doesn't.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
April 4, 2013
A thoroughly stodgy exploration of the ghosts of the past that has exceedingly little to say about the Vietnam era, the ethics of violent protest or the standards of what's left of the newspaper business.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 4, 2013
The film was shot by an excellent cinematographer, Adriano Goldman, though you'd never know it from the lighting, which is as flat as the writing.
Nora Lee Mandel
Maven's Nest
January 1, 2016
Human connections the actors well establish are more convincing than political messages. . .Much is head-scratching and moral debates are more rueful than thoughtfully deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Simon Weaving
April 23, 2013
You may be in the company of an all-star cast, but this is a run-of-the-mill affair with few surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Levin
April 12, 2013
A sincere thriller that feels like it has arrived at least a half-decade behind schedule.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
April 27, 2013
Robert Redford -- who once was an active liberal -- is now a tired capitalist. He's also a worn-out egotist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
April 11, 2013
Nearly every scene had me asking questions about what just transpired when I should have been absorbing what was happening next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
April 12, 2013
"It winds up being less than the sum of its parts."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 18, 2013
Redford's film almost, kinda, semi-touches on some fascinating stuff.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
April 12, 2013
It's a seeming impossibility: a middlebrow film about extremists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Laremy Legel
September 12, 2012
As an audience, we're forced to admit that the guy we're rooting for could be a sap. This is not a recommended method.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Stephen Silver
September 19, 2013
Far and away the most impressive thing about it is that Redford's ability to convince his famous friends to appear in small roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio
April 7, 2013
Outsider looking in fictional history perhaps exonerating Redford rather than those underground anti-imperialist fugitives distorted in his movie - not to mention a conveniently disappeared Cointelpro - for possibly his own lack of commitment back then.
Cole Smithey
April 1, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] A movie in search of a story, this Robert Redford-directed flop has all the interest and suspense of a piece of burnt toast.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Pais
April 11, 2013
What begins as a crackling, '70s-style political thriller drags into a chatty, less-than-gripping drama that criticizes the press only to undermine its purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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