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½ November 4, 2015
Really unsettling viewing and you're never quite sure where the boundary lies between a conscientious good man and a schizophrenic liability. Throwing a stranger's kid into the mix is all a little bit too much for comfort. An interesting portrait of a man's life unravelling in any case.
½ July 29, 2015
Just all over the place and the camera angels are headache inducing.I give a big thumbs up for the imagination of the director but the movie is just to frantic to stay with.
August 7, 2014
The film isn't all that great. But Damian Lewis proves again why he continues to be one of the most underrated actors working today. It's his tour de force performance that really carries this film to the finish line.
July 17, 2014
The film isn't all that great. But Damian Lewis proves again why he continues to be one of the most underrated actors working today. It's his tour de force performance that really carries this film to the finish line.
½ June 24, 2014
The film isn't all that great. But Damian Lewis proves again why he continues to be one of the most underrated actors working today. It's his tour de force performance that really carries this film to the finish line.
April 23, 2014
Kerrigan's masterpiece is a brilliant example of brave, honest and completely original filmmaking. In classic cinema-verite style, this film explores child abduction, schizophrenia and self-induced alienation perfectly. The performances are gut-wrenchingly honest and the message is important without being preachy. With each new film Kerrigan gets more and more accomplished, taking a page from the Cassavetes way of filming, and giving us complex character studies that are fiercely honest and free from manipulative Hollywood bullshit. A true inspiraton to aspiring artists around the world. Best of all, the film has a tender third act where we truly care about the characters outcome. It's a relentless character study, where we're forced to observe Keane's isolation and are left wondering about his past.
½ January 5, 2014
It at moments can be too painful to watch, but Keane is absolutely worth it to get to the finale. The acting is so good it is often mistaken for truth, and the close quarter's cinematography enables us an objective view of a distraught man suffering through one of the worst things that can happen to any parent, let alone one who more than likely suffers from schizophrenia. It is not for all, but it is rewarding to those who push through it.
½ October 7, 2013
Tension palpable autour des intentions (bonne ou mauvaises?) d'un père désemparé à la recherche de sa prétendue fille disparue.
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September 8, 2013
A disturbed man spends his days wandering around the Port Authority searching for his daughter who was abducted a year ago; is he sane enough to help take care of his welfare-hotel neighbor's daughter, who's about the same age as his lost girl? A well-intentioned and humane character study that suffers in comparison to the writer/director's more intense schizo dad debut, CLEAN, SHAVEN.
August 14, 2013
Desperation has a name, and it is Keane.
½ March 24, 2013
A gripping drama about a disturbed man looking for his daughter... or so it appears. This is a character-driven movie, and the performances are so thoroughly convincing, watching it is a riveting experience.
January 1, 2013
excellent, but so sad...
December 5, 2012
A masterpiece, Ofcourse if you're looking for another typical ejoyable feel-good interpretation of mental disorder filled with trite sentimentalism this is not a movie for you, Keane is a realistic & touching movie that forces you to feel the character's pain, isolation & desperation, & Damian Lewis's performance is nothing short of phenomenal, I can't wait to see Clean, Shaven and Claire Dolan
½ October 18, 2012
This is a formidable portrait of a man stricken by his own psychology (and mental illness), and it's directed perfectly by Kerrigan. But it's evident Kerrigan, also the film's writer, stumped himself in trying to present the psuedo-noir heart at the story's center in a way not contrived: because of the protagonist's emotional state, the protagonist talks to himself, and Kerrigan not-so-smoothly drops in painful exposition -- painful, yet completely necessary for the film's engagement...which is a bad sign and an indication this film (or perhaps its specific narrative) could have and should have been skipped altogether.
½ September 23, 2012
Dardenne brothers meet Taxi Driver. The outcome is electrifying. Great influences of both genres. A must watch!
August 21, 2012
This movie is easier to watch than it is for me to describe. There are so many emotions and feelings that are given and taken from you. Damian Lewis (William Keane) did an exceptional job of not overplaying a man struggling with this mental illness. I also think little Abigail Beslin (Kira Bedik) did an excellent job as being able to play the scenes so convincingly, especially the Skeeball scene. Terrific job to director, Lodge Kerrigan and the actors involved.
½ June 6, 2012
Brillant ou pathétique? Telle est la question. Parce que, dans l'ensemble, l'écoute est vraiment moche, et on se pose encore beaucoup de question. La plupart du temps, William Keane est tout seul et il radote dans son coin (presque le 3/4 du film), tandis que nous, on s'emmerde un peu. Quant à lui, le jeu de Lewis, c'est soit grandiose, soit atroce, je ne suis pas encore en mesure de me décider. Quand j'ai vu la fin (qui n'en est pas une), je me suis dit que ça aurait, bizarrement, pu être mon genre de film, mais que ça ne l'a pas été.
May 6, 2012
Very interesting film. I was quite submerged into the story with such great acting throughout. It is actually interesting to think about it - as in reality? or just imagination? Damian Lewis gives an absolutely stunning performance.
April 30, 2012
Schizophrenic man? Delusional? Paranoid? Hints at pedophilia. Ambiguous ending. Illustrates myth of dangerousness (but he abuses alcohol and coke so perhaps not a myth?)
½ April 24, 2012
Personally, I found it completely unwatchable.
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