Keane Reviews

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Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com
June 19, 2007
Only Kerrigan's previous Clean, Shaven surpasses Keane as a sympathetic study of a man unravelled.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
September 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 16, 2006
Unshakably harrowing but deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
June 16, 2006
[Lewis] immerses himself so deeply in Keane's psyche and skin that you easily forget this is acting, not real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
June 16, 2006
The film achieves a dramatic intensity that is both admirable and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 20, 2006
Lewis makes Keane's paranoia our paranoia. Kerrigan limits our world to his world. And that's how this grimly shot, roughly felt drama pulls us in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 19, 2006
A small wonder of a minimalist morality tale.
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
January 12, 2006
When it comes to an emotional payoff at the end, unlike most Hollywood films, it has earned it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 12, 2006
The role of Keane is a tall order, as he's onscreen for every frame of the film, but Lewis is just brilliant, holding our attention and ultimately our compassion for a deeply troubled man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 15, 2005
Affliction has rarely been so sensitively explored.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 15, 2005
The entire second half of the film...is unbearably tense....Lewis, whose performance is the overwhelming center of the piece, deserves a large share of the credit for making the entire thing so grueling.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 6, 2005
Lodge Kerrigan is one of the great, though largely unheralded, filmmakers of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 16, 2005
It's in that breathtaking humanism, its illustration of the way we connect to one another, and how brittle that social fabric can be, that the film touches on sublimity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 2, 2005
[Damian Lewis] is utterly riveting as a man who is all too aware that he's looking into the abyss and the scenes where he dips into outright mentalism are extremely uncomfortable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 21, 2005
The next time you see someone railing in the streets -- fighting a battle you'll never understand -- you may remember Keane and pause to reflect.
| Original Score: B+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 21, 2005
As good as Lewis is -- and he's in every frame of this 93-minute movie -- it's Kerrigan's astounding gift for addressing the wounded that demands celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
With its endless close-ups, it's almost suffocating in intensity, but is saved by Kerrigan's sympathy for his character, and Lewis' utterly realistic performance.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 30, 2005
A movie that puts you so far into someone else's head you may have forgotten your own name by the time it's over.
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
September 30, 2005
Lewis delivers a convincing, powerful and highly nuanced performance as a man who's fighting desperately to keep his illness in check and lead a normal life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2011
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 17, 2011
February 27, 2009
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007

BBC.com
September 23, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 23, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 6, 2005

Boston Phoenix
September 30, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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