The Keep
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The Keep is an ambitious visual feast from director Michael Mann, whose previous effort was the moody, stylish Thief, and who would soon produce the quintessential pastel-colored '80s TV series Miami Vice. Adapted from the novel by F. Paul Wilson and set in German-occupied Romania of 1943, the film introduces the invaders to the dark presence lurking within the walls of an ancient fortress in the Carpathian Alps -- a presence which doesn't take well to unwanted guests. When soldiers under the command of Captain Woermann (Jurgen Prochnow) begin to die horribly, he receives the unwanted… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

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"Shows early signs of Mann's rare ability to elevate ostensibly schlocky material into something dark and majestic."
‑ Michael Nordine, L.A. Weekly
"Mann must share the blame for the movie's failures. But nor should its beauties be denied."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Reverse Shot
"Only a pleasure if ye can handle the guilt."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"Great concept, great cast, stellar production values, and yet somehow Michael Mann - pound for pound one of the best filmmakers in the game - just can't bring it together."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"After a brilliant opening act, the plot gets flabbier and flabbier until around the half-way point, when it stops making any sense whatsoever."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Directed by Michael Mann. Starring Ian McKellan, Gabriel Byrne and Scott Glenn. Sounds good, right?"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The Keep is a worthy successor to a mode of horror, as morally unsettling as it is spiritually devastating, that threads through films like Murnau's Nosferatu and Lewton and Robson's Isle of the Dead."
‑ Kim Newman, Electric Sheep
"Depois do brilhante Profissão: Ladrão, Mann cria um desastre que impressiona por ser pavoroso em todos os seus aspectos: direção, roteiro, atuações, trilha sonora, efeitos visuais e fotografia."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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