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  • Summary: Damian Lewis's riveting, visceral performance of a man grappling with the effects of a profound loss makes Keane a complex, deeply humane and unforgettable portrait. (Magnolia Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Keane is a painfully specific figure but at the same time a totem, lean and frightening, for a morass of modern anxieties. That might be this phenomenal film's emergent achievement: Its raw hopelessness is its universality.
  2. May be too much suspense for some, but it's vividly powerful.
  3. 88
    Keane is played by Damian Lewis. Here he inhabits an edge of madness that Lodge Kerrigan understands with a fierce sympathy.
  4. Kerrigan returns with his best work to date, at least in terms of narrative drive and suspense.
  5. The first 10 minutes of Lodge Kerrigan's Keane have a raw, hurtling reality that's as painfully engrossing as anything you'll see in a recent non-fiction movie, a searing portrait of one man's hell, from inside and outside.
  6. 75
    Lewis, from the TV series "Band of Brothers," gives a super performance, but the revelation here is young Breslin, who was in Garry Marshall's "Raising Helen" and M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs."
  7. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Persevere through the sluggish first two acts and you'll be rewarded with a touching relationship perfectly acted by Lewis and Breslin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6