The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room (2015)

This film focuses on the violent resilience and dramatic camaraderie of three Southern women as their home is besieged during the purges at the close of the American Civil War. Forced to defend their land and fight for their lives, the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 2, 2015
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Daniel Barber's beautifully shot and authentically set story is somewhat disjointed, but good acting and the women's bond nearly make up for that.

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Jim Vorel
Paste Magazine

This is a film that deserves to be seen for its visual touches and for Marling, who continues to expand her range and show why she's bound to end up with a major award on her mantle sooner rather than later.

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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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Joe Leydon

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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Stefan Pape

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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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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David James
We Got This Covered

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

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