Keane (2005)

American independent filmmaker Lodge Kerrigan returned after a six-year hiatus with this formally challenging tale of a disheveled man desperately searching New York City for his young daughter. Keane takes its name from its central… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The scrutinizing camera angles of Keane might at first feel too close for comfort, but this powerful portrait of a man distraught by the abduction of his child plumbs the depths of mental illness and the corners of fleabag hotels in an intimate and touching examination of the seedier side of life.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Unshakably harrowing but deeply moving.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

When it comes to an emotional payoff at the end, unlike most Hollywood films, it has earned it.

Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

It is like bad Bresson, if that were a possibility. All signifiers and no meaning; all tics and no truths; all mute emoting and no emotion.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The film achieves a dramatic intensity that is both admirable and frustrating.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The next time you see someone railing in the streets -- fighting a battle you'll never understand -- you may remember Keane and pause to reflect.

Anton Bitel

Only Kerrigan's previous Clean, Shaven surpasses Keane as a sympathetic study of a man unravelled.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Lewis makes Keane's paranoia our paranoia. Kerrigan limits our world to his world. And that's how this grimly shot, roughly felt drama pulls us in.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

As good as Lewis is -- and he's in every frame of this 93-minute movie -- it's Kerrigan's astounding gift for addressing the wounded that demands celebration.

Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

One's compassion is both challenged and expanded by a rare movie that really does go its own way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A disturbed man spends his days wandering around the Port Authority searching for his daughter who was abducted a year ago; is he sane enough to help take care… More
Nicki Marie
Good, but very slow and I don't think a film for everyone. I liked it, but it was hard going at times and I did expect something a little more dramatic… More
xGary Xx
A father who had his 7 year old daughter abducted roams the streets obsessively retracing his steps, consumed by guilt and self loathing. Sunshine and… More
Arash Xak
A masterpiece, Ofcourse if you're looking for another typical ejoyable feel-good interpretation of mental disorder filled with trite sentimentalism this is… More
Luke Baldock
Kerrigan explores some darker parts of the mind as Lewis searches for his missing daughter. The realistic way in which Kerrigan shoots has the film covered by… More
paul sandberg
An interesting look into mental illness and paranoia. Many reviewers have called this a triumph and a fantastic acting job by the lead - but from my seat it… More