Keeping the Faith Reviews

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June 24, 2006
A romantic triangle dating movie as confected, and nearly as wholesome, as a '50s Universal bedroom farce, but lacking the confidence and zest.
December 6, 2005
Well-meaning and decently put together, and it has occasional moments of charm...[but] more than a trifle stale.
August 29, 2002
Unevenly paced, wildly unfunny and patently boring, Keeping the Faith is a waste of talent and time.
August 2, 2002
A contrived script and lackluster performances are the worst sins of this uninspired comedy.
June 15, 2002
A worst-case scenario of what happens when an actor turns director. Norton loves his fellow actors so much he cannot bear to reduce their scenes. So stuff that shouldn't make the cut of even the special edition DVD stays in the film.
March 22, 2002
It's as soft and squishy as anything by Nora Ephron or pre-caustic Woody Allen.
February 27, 2001
Certainly more interesting than your standard romantic comedy, yet it is, first and foremost, a Hollywood product, and that necessitates a certain amount of distance from anything that might really make the audience think.
January 1, 2000
It is also two-hours-plus in length. Not until the movie nears that 'plus' portion, unfortunately, does it find some semblance of a stride.
January 1, 2000
The very real problems posed by interfaith relationships - the potential loss of traditions and collective memories, questions about what faith actually means - are turned into nervous jokes about gospel choirs, cell phones and karaoke machines.
January 1, 2000
Just bad from Norton you expect more.
January 1, 2000
It's nothing to, ahem, preach about.
January 1, 2000
A banal sitcom masquerading as religious deepthink dolled up as boy-meets-goy love story.
January 1, 2000
Keeping the Faith is too long and uneven.
January 1, 2000
There were lots of laughs coming from the audience at the show I saw. Yet count me as a dissenting opinion.
January 1, 2000
Everything seems too glossy, crises are resolved too easily, situations seem pat.
January 1, 2000
A tad too predictable to justify its two-hour-plus length.
January 1, 2000
Keeping the Faith's hipness is limited to a couple of one-liners. Its exploration of faith and love is skin deep.
January 1, 2000
Keeping the Faith struggles hard to be a modern romantic comedy about commitment and, well, faith, but it doesn't quite make the grade.
January 1, 2000
Director Edward Norton fails to impose any kind of unique stamp on the rather deliberate screenplay.
January 1, 2000
The film fails both in its potential for drama and for comedy.
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