Keyhole (2012)

After a long absence, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home to a house haunted with memories, towing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 6, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Still too self-referential, too hermetic and too glacial to offer much enjoyment beyond the gorgeous monochrome visuals.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Funny enough to be disarming even when it's spinning its wheels thematically.

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Yasmin Shehab

It's not a conventional film nor is it trying to be, but even more surrealistic works need to be accessible in one way or another.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

Patric's performance is a deadpan treat. His can-do, take-charge character is in continual zany contrast to his surreal surroundings.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A Maddin film has a disturbing way of always seeming to exist in the present, like a dream. You know what happened and you even know what will happen, but you also see it all shifting and changing.

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Wally Hammond
Little White Lies

A bravura journey into a noirish nightmare world and a lock that even paid-up Maddinites won't be able to pick on a single viewing.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

'Keyhole" is the first Guy Maddin movie that feels as if it got only halfway out of the director's head and onto the screen.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Like Maddin's melancholic and relatively more conventional My Winnipeg, Keyhole is about a memory house, but one that is even more fragmented, mythical and elusive.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Strangled by its own nostalgic mad love.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A gangster ventures through his house searching for his wife, encountering tragic family memories along the way, in this surrealistic version of the Odyssey.… More
Walter M.
"Keyhole" starts with the police cornering a gang of criminals in a house on a rainy night. Taking charge, Big Ed(Daniel Enright) separates the dead… More
John Ballantine
Maddeningly Maddin. It's too much and I'm going to call him on it. Can we have a film that isn't in painful black and white with sharp scene… More