Among the younger cast, the always sparky Kendrick is underused. But Marling makes a lovely impression in her handful of scenes, outlining a young woman whose sharp mind and restless, questioning nature make her a link to the countercultural past.
Editor Mark Day keeps the pace satisfyingly steady, and the film is shot by Adriano Goldman in a handsome but unshowy style to match the script’s sober approach.
‘‘The Company You Keep,’’ an SPC release, is rated R for language. Running time: 125 minutes.
Motion Picture Association of America rating definition for R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.