The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room (2014)

Daniel Barber's civil-war drama The Keeping Room stars Brit Marling as Augusta, a young woman in the South who must tend to her family's farm with the help of only her sulky teen sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their loyal… More

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Genre: Drama
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Joe Leydon
Variety

A handsomely mounted but frustratingly mannered period drama that, in addition to its many other problems, ends just when things appear to be getting really interesting.

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David James
We Got This Covered

The Keeping Room is beautiful, suspenseful and thoughtful. A true triumph!

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

What might have looked intriguing on paper appears to have been largely pared away in the artsy mannerisms and loaded silences of Brit director Daniel Barber's self-consciously elliptical treatment.

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Mark Adams
Screen International

A tough and rather merciless film that makes no bones about the horrors of war. It is also a strong and strident story of how three very different women unite as they defend their home and each other.

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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

Even Brit Marling wielding a shotgun, which is ineffably cool, is not quite enough to save this particular endeavour from feeling somewhat unfulfilling.

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

As gorgeous and well acted as the film is, "The Keeping Room" can never manage to add up its disparate parts. Barber's attempt to reach for big ideas is admirable, but the movie always feels just beyond his grasp.

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