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Keane Reviews

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June 21, 2005
The horribly overused device of the handheld camera makes Keane not simply grating and heavy-handed, but also nauseating.
January 13, 2005
The film is much more realistic than entertaining.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
May 15, 2015
It is like bad Bresson, if that were a possibility. All signifiers and no meaning; all tics and no truths; all mute emoting and no emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2006
Aside from Lewis's excellent acting, there's little reason to spend two hours with Keane.
October 19, 2004
takes a long, grueling ride around the block and never really manages to illuminate the human condition
| Original Score: 2.5/5
October 11, 2004
[Keane] is unfortunately akin to a rat-in-the-maze science experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 12, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 27, 2005
There's more than a few spots where the improvisation [in Keane] spins out of control...
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September 13, 2005
Just another in a long line of films that tries and fails to examine the issue, taking the easy road by remaining detached from its own proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 1, 2005
Professionals in the mental health field may find this film interesting; the rest of us will probably find our attention wandering a bit, pondering how good Keane might have been.
December 15, 2005
A psycho-underworld tour de force like Irreversible or The Machinist, impressive as far as it goes (not far), single-minded but without enough on its mind, a gimmick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 4, 2005
Tense and intense as Clean,Shaven, but not as compelling, Keane is an uncompromising but frustrating film, marred by slender narrative and elevated by cinema verite style
Read More | Original Score: B-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2005
Kerrigan's films create worlds of personal obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 15, 2005
Lewis, in an astonishingly elastic yet disciplined performance, invests Keane with a richly ambiguous, heartbreaking inner life that's only at peace when he manages to form a tenuous human connection.
September 19, 2005
It's an amazing piece of work.
September 21, 2005
We feel sympathy, fear and revulsion for Keane ... and it's to Lewis' credit that the subtle build of Keane minimalist plot adopts such weight and depth by the final scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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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