Posted: April 8th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep” is now playing in theaters and focuses on an activist group behind the 1981 Brinks robbery that resulted in the murder of two police officers and a security guard.
Many believe that the film glorifies the murderers, which isn’t surprising since Redford admitted that he felt compassion for many of the 1960s radical groups, like the Weather Underground, which was responsible for multiple deadly bombings.
“When I was younger, I was very much aware of the movement,” he said. “I was more than sympathetic. I was probably empathetic because I believed it was time for a change. Whether that change was a revolution or not, I don’t know. But I was very much for what was going on.”
When asked if he agreed with the bombings that caused the death of many innocent people. “[I agreed with] all of it,” Redford replied. “I knew that it was extreme and I guess movements have to be extreme to some degree.”
In the movie, the actor plays a member of the domestic terrorist group who is forced to flee after a reporter (Shia LaBeouf) reveals his identity. Redford added that he still feels compassion for the radicals, especially after making the film.