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Keane Reviews

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
June 21, 2005
The horribly overused device of the handheld camera makes Keane not simply grating and heavy-handed, but also nauseating.
Mark R. Leeper
January 13, 2005
The film is much more realistic than entertaining.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
March 17, 2006
Aside from Lewis's excellent acting, there's little reason to spend two hours with Keane.
Jeremiah Kipp
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
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
October 11, 2004
[Keane] is unfortunately akin to a rat-in-the-maze science experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Richard von Busack
September 27, 2005
There's more than a few spots where the improvisation [in Keane] spins out of control...
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Edward Havens
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
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
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.
Tim Appelo
Seattle Weekly
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
Emanuel Levy
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-
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 29, 2005
Kerrigan's films create worlds of personal obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 19, 2005
It's an amazing piece of work.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
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
Anton Bitel
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
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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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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 14, 2004
Mr. Kerrigan both gives us a life at the edge of the abyss and pulls off an extremely deft narrative sleight of hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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