Keeping the Faith Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Thought-provoking material.
January 1, 2000
We're given a flawed premise and told to deal with it.
January 1, 2000
Despite the enormous talent of Norton the actor, Keeping the Faith, with him as director, doesn't have a prayer of going the distance.
January 1, 2000
Tastes great, but it's less filling.
January 1, 2000
The film does tend to move as if it's permanently stuck in second gear.
January 1, 2000
The characters are religious leaders mostly to take advantage of the comic possibilities of the confessional and the circumcision.
January 1, 2000
Not only is the screenplay far too long-winded, it is far too loose and lacking in dramatic tension until the very end.
January 1, 2000
What the film did fairly well was show a tolerant attitude by both the retiring rabbi (Eli Wallach) and the veteran priest (Milos Forman).
January 1, 2000
The very existence of a movie like Keeping the Faith inevitably leads one to wonder whether God has a sense of humor.
January 1, 2000
The movie is simply too much.
January 1, 2000
Rarely does the material rise to meet the level of competence exhibited by its very talented cast, which tries in vain to make the film better.
January 1, 2000
[A] pallid, witless comedy of interfaith romance which would have seemed embarrassingly weak as a Borscht Belt resort skit in 1959.
January 1, 2000
It loses energy and becomes repetitious and unnecessarily cumbersome.
January 1, 2000
Keeping the Faith commits sins of romantic comedy as well as sins of spiritual tragedy.
January 1, 2000
None of the performances in Keeping the Faith is particularly noteworthy.
January 1, 2000
Only sporadically funny.
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