Cinema: Knothead

BRUBAKER

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Screenplay by W.D. Richter

It seems clear that Robert Redford has decided to place his talents and his star's clout more or less in the service of ideals he believes in. Though he is happy to entertain an audience, it had better be in the context of a story containing a liberal, humane moral. Somehow his roles —whether as investigative reporter or up-the-organization cowboy—suit him in his maturity, as they do not most other leading men, about whom the sweet odors of Bel Air and Rodeo Drive cling. There is something of the authentic knothead about Redford.

Brubaker, which is...

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