The Keeper
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Much of this absorbing, grim psychological thriller is set within Brooklyn's Kings County House of Detention and follows the moral downfall of an idealistic, straight-arrow black correctional officer, 36-year-old Paul Lamont. Strongly believing in prison reform yet horrified by the never-ending amount of criminals freed by the ineffectual justice system, Lamont dreams of becoming a lawyer and working for change. His humanity, honesty and rigid enforcement of rules does little to endear him to his more thug-like colleagues who have become cynical and cruel. One day the idealistic Lamont… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This ambitious but unsatisfying chronicle of a correctional officer played in the dramatic competition of the Sundance Film Festival."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Lacks insight though it's full of psychological implications."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Turns into the narrowest of unsatisfying melodramas."
‑ David Bartholomew, Film Journal International
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