The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam

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Earnest to a fault, The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam is too reverent toward its subject to produce much in the way of entertaining historical drama.

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Movie Info

A 12-year-old (Adam Echahly) hears the story of his ancestor, the poet (Bruno Lastra) and mathematician whose "Rubaiyat" has delighted the world.

Cast & Crew

Bruno Lastra
Omar Khayyam
Rade Serbedzija
Imam Muaffak
Diane Baker
Miss Taylor
C. Thomas Howell
Coach Fielding
Sep Riahi
Producer
Robert Guest
Executive Producer
Ali King
Executive Producer
Jason Tenenbown
Associate Producer
Matt Cantrell
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (13)

  • [A] plodding and pretentious historical drama.

    March 22, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The writing, acting and direction are so amateurish that the only thing you'll care about is escaping the theater.

    January 13, 2006 | Rating: 1/4
  • The director approaches the enormity of his task with an earnest enthusiasm, offering a likable alternative to the assembly-line banality of so many family films.

    January 13, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The story behind the making of The Keeper is more inspiring than the film itself.

    January 12, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
  • Ambitious, heartfelt and grand in both its ideas and its pride of place (the Middle East), the film suffers from its virtues.

    January 12, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

    John Anderson

    Newsday
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  • A reverentially pokey drama that plays less like a conventional movie than a lengthy series of hagiographic historical tableaux.

    January 11, 2006

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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