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Based on 12 Reviews
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  • 50
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    Rough around the edges, it's still a formidable movie. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The time-traveling is a little awkward, and a mawkish turn of events feels forced and unnecessary. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    While sumptuously beautiful, the film is often stilted and undermined by some painfully amateurish performances that no good intentions can smooth over. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A vanity film refreshingly lacking in vanity. show more

  • 25
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The writing, acting and direction are so amateurish that the only thing you'll care about is escaping the theater. show more

  • 80
    Merle Bertrand Film Threat

    Gleaming like a well-polished magic lamp on a vibrant Persian rug, The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam showcases Arabian/Muslim culture at its best and brightest. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The wraparound storyline is unnecessary and continually interrupts the vastly more interesting story of Khayyam's history. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times

    There is nothing extraordinary about the filmmaking, but Mashayekh's old-fashioned commitment to his and co-writer Belle Avery's story creates an overall satisfying experience. show more

  • 50
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    Though the story hardly lacks for event as it traces Khayyam's ascension from the peasantry to the royal court, the period costumes and sets look to be on loan from Medieval Times, as do most of the actors, and the boxy, harshly lit compositions make everything feel even more cardboard. show more

  • 40
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Lofty ambitions and unaffected sincerity are not quite enough to sustain The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam, a reverentially pokey drama that plays less like a conventional movie than a lengthy series of hagiographic historical tableaux. show more

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