The Keeper

Critics Consensus

The Keeper strays into easy sentimentality, but this fact-based drama's warm spirit makes its indulgences easy to forgive.

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Movie Info

A young English woman and a soccer-playing German POW overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy near the end of World War II.

Cast & Crew

David Kross
Bert Trautmann
John Henshaw
Jack Friar
Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Director
Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Writer
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Critic Reviews for The Keeper (Trautmann)

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  • Maybe the actual Trautmann was haunted by memories of a boy with a soccer ball he saw killed. But it's likely that reality was less tidy.

    October 1, 2020 | Full Review…
  • For the most part, the film embraces its contradictions. As a parable about forgiveness, it's a fine example. As a portrait of the real Trautmann, some questions remain, hanging in the air like a ball on the way to the far corner of the net.

    July 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The extraordinary true story of Burt Trautmann...gets a warm if corny retelling in Marcus H Rosenmüller's drama. The on-field action is decently handled, as is Trautmann's initial ostracism for his medal-winning deeds in the Second World War.

    April 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • The Keeper's insistence on seeing the good in all its characters and giving them the happy ending they were probably denied in real life has its charms.

    April 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A number of omissions skew the full story, but a charming and often enlightening watch all the same.

    April 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a heartfelt and sympathetic story.

    April 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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