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Keane Reviews

June 16, 2006
Unshakably harrowing but deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 16, 2006
The film achieves a dramatic intensity that is both admirable and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 12, 2006
When it comes to an emotional payoff at the end, unlike most Hollywood films, it has earned it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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 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.
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
September 30, 2005
The movie isn't a crowd-pleaser, but it moves the soul, and that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 29, 2005
The director is able to rivet us with this small story, simply because he observes it all with such a hard, unblinking gaze.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2005
Kerrigan's films create worlds of personal obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 24, 2005
Keane is emotionally involving right from the beginning through its final frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 21, 2005
Mr. Lewis, a highly talented British actor, displays a flawless American accent in what amounts to a hyper-Wellesian monopolization of screen time and screen space.
September 19, 2005
It's an amazing piece of work.
September 16, 2005
Kerrigan is without peer at plumbing the violence of the mind.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 14, 2005
Keane is a movie you might see on a dare, and though I think it is brilliantly conceived, I wouldn't dare to dare you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2005
John Foster's hand-held camera rarely strays from Keane's face. He's loony, all right, but you have to feel sorry for him.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2005
Kerrigan is as interesting a filmmaker as is haunting the margins of modern life, a place that needs some light. And certainly some sympathy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2005
Lodge Kerrigan is a director worth watching, and Keane is a small wonder in a season of big but deadly, brainless blockbusters.
September 7, 2005
Keane, Kerrigan's third feature, is his real breakthrough.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 6, 2005
That might be this phenomenal film's emergent achievement: Its raw hopelessness is its universality.
October 19, 2004
Keane maintains its gritty, unsettling edge as it quietly leads up to a potentially even more troubling finale.
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