It's always good to watch movie trailers with a dose of skepticism – after all, how many times have movies not lived up to the excitement of the trailer? – but the first trailer for Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" certainly looks like a thrill ride.
The trailer, released Wednesday on YouTube by the Toronto International Film Festival (where the movie will make its North American debut), paints a picture of a riveting political thriller with a huge cast of stars and something important to say.
The movie stars Redford (who also directed) as a former Weather Underground radical living a quiet life as a single dad in a small town. But when an ambitious reporter (Shia LaBeouf) gets on his trail, Redford's character has to go on the lam and clear his name.