The Keep
The Keep (1983)

The Keep is an ambitious visual feast from director Michael Mann, whose previous effort was the moody, stylish Thief, and who would soon produce the quintessential pastel-colored '80s TV series Miami Vice. Adapted from the novel by F.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 16, 1983
DVD Release Date: November 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly

Shows early signs of Mann's rare ability to elevate ostensibly schlocky material into something dark and majestic.

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Kim Newman
Electric Sheep

The Keep is a worthy successor to a mode of horror, as morally unsettling as it is spiritually devastating, that threads through films like Murnau's Nosferatu and Lewton and Robson's Isle of the Dead.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Depois do brilhante Profissão: Ladrão, Mann cria um desastre que impressiona por ser pavoroso em todos os seus aspectos: direção, roteiro, atuações, trilha sonora, efeitos visuais e fotografia.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What the disappointing nevertheless fascinating visual film never clears up is all the confusion it leaves us with.

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Keith Uhlich
Reverse Shot

Mann must share the blame for the movie's failures. But nor should its beauties be denied.

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Kevin A. Ranson

Only a pleasure if ye can handle the guilt.

Rob Vaux

Great concept, great cast, stellar production values, and yet somehow Michael Mann - pound for pound one of the best filmmakers in the game - just can't bring it together.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

After a brilliant opening act, the plot gets flabbier and flabbier until around the half-way point, when it stops making any sense whatsoever.

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Scott Weinberg

Directed by Michael Mann. Starring Ian McKellan, Gabriel Byrne and Scott Glenn. Sounds good, right?

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Mann's second film and a controversial adaptation of Wilson's novel that didn't go down too well with either the audiences or the author. The… More
Sean Lass
For so long, I yearned to see this film while not having access to it. Well I'll be damned if it wasn't on Youtube the whole time. Unfortunately the… More
Conner Rainwater
With a little work, this could have been a truly great movie. However, the story just makes no sense and the characters have nowhere to go. About the only thing… More
hawk ledge
Gorgeous synth-soaked soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, overabundance of mood, Ian McKellen compelling in this Eastern European-flavored revenge fantasy, morality… More
Marcus Woolcott
The fault lies with the studio hack job. We can only hope that one day we'll see Mann's true version.
Steve Strange
It's eternity in there.