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Keyhole Reviews

September 11, 2012
Still too self-referential, too hermetic and too glacial to offer much enjoyment beyond the gorgeous monochrome visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2012
Patric's performance is a deadpan treat. His can-do, take-charge character is in continual zany contrast to his surreal surroundings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2012
'Keyhole" is the first Guy Maddin movie that feels as if it got only halfway out of the director's head and onto the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2012
Funny enough to be disarming even when it's spinning its wheels thematically.
May 3, 2012
A Maddin film has a disturbing way of always seeming to exist in the present, like a dream. You know what happened and you even know what will happen, but you also see it all shifting and changing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2012
Like Maddin's melancholic and relatively more conventional My Winnipeg, Keyhole is about a memory house, but one that is even more fragmented, mythical and elusive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2012
Amid the mythical allusions and the climate of decay, "Keyhole" overthinks its exploration of memory and forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2012
Count me - and hopefully you - amongst Keyhole's grateful dead.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 7, 2012
Yes, sometimes the whole thing comes together like a poem or an early surrealist experiment. But too often, it just seems like a jumble of fantasies and daydreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2012
Maddin's new film Keyhole reminds us that his aesthetic owes as much to David Lynch as it does to F.W. Murnau, and not just because Lynch's onetime muse Isabella Rossellini co-stars.
April 6, 2012
While it has its moments, "Keyhole'' feels like something that might have worked better as a short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2012
To a die-hard Maddinite this may be a little disappointing, but for that reason "Keyhole" may also be a perfect gateway into the bizarre and fertile world of a unique film artist.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2012
Maddin looks to the past of film the same way he often obsessively examines his own, and the two can't really be separated.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 5, 2012
Keyhole contains stretches as potent and distinctive as any in Maddin's filmography, but they stand apart from each other, and fail to fully connect.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 4, 2012
"Keyhole" never comes together, but that's part of Maddin's creed. He makes movies about movies to express his love for movies, which is to say he makes movies about himself.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 3, 2012
It was a dark and stormy night. What? You've heard that one before? Not the way Canuck director Guy Maddin tells it in his mind-bending black-and-white psychosexual melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2012
The film is infectiously somnambulant, so convincingly and unrelentingly dreamlike that its sudden end mimics the sensation of snapping awake from deep sleep.