I liked it well enough. I saw it with my parents when they were visiting because it was either The Conspirator
or the remake of Arthur
I'd say my main problem with the movie is that Redford is merely a competent director, not a great one. I got the sense that, because this is Redford, there was a none too subtle commentary on the Iraq war going on. Thinking back, I was probably reading more into it than is present on the screen.
Great cast he put together for this one, though. (That was Kevin Kline
, by the way.) Anybody with the good sense to put Tom Wilkinson in a movie has quality taste in actors.
Hopefully Redford succeeds in putting more movies about American history up on the screen. Did this do well enough in the theaters for more to get made? Maybe I'll finally see a movie made of the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
! Man, I would love to see that.