The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Reviews

March 22, 2006
[A] plodding and pretentious historical drama.
January 13, 2006
The writing, acting and direction are so amateurish that the only thing you'll care about is escaping the theater.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 13, 2006
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2006
The story behind the making of The Keeper is more inspiring than the film itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 12, 2006
Ambitious, heartfelt and grand in both its ideas and its pride of place (the Middle East), the film suffers from its virtues.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 11, 2006
A reverentially pokey drama that plays less like a conventional movie than a lengthy series of hagiographic historical tableaux.
December 15, 2005
The movie's intentions are like the starry constellations that inspire the eponymous hero: out of reach.
December 15, 2005
In story structure, performances, pacing, and dialogue, the film's the work of a first-timer. In its deep love for an ancestral culture, it shines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2005
Rough around the edges, it's still a formidable movie that's stunning visually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2005
An accomplished first film that manages to comment on the current situation in the Middle East while dealing movingly -- and in very human terms -- with the importance of heritage and history in contemporary life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
Would that good intentions counted for everything.
June 9, 2005
An overall satisfying experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4