Keep the Lights On Synopsis
A gay filmmaker (Thure Lindhardt) and his lover (Zachary Booth) share a nine-year relationship.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lindhardt, sweet and childish and achingly vulnerable, gives a stunning performance.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
The performances are first-rate, with Lindhardt particularly moving as a guy who's in deep denial about just how much he can expect from a...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
By dropping in on this couple from time to time for the kinds of moments one of them might remember, the film is more honest than its...
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By Bob Mondello
The film, though, is as sure-footed as their partnership is not - a nuanced portrait of emotional turmoil, persuasively acted, richly...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A well-written, sensitively directed relationship drama. In most circumstances, that's all it would be - and that would be enough. But lead...
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San Francisco Chronicle

The film is at its best in the bedroom, not shying away from the sexual relationship, but not being graphic about it, either. There is...
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
More than just a relationship drama of striking specificity, this is a naked confession about addiction.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A tough, well-acted little indie.
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The Hollywood Reporter

A stiff central performance diminishes its emotional impact, but the visually alluring film's sensuality and tenderness give it a lingering...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's inspired of Sachs to lean on Russell for a kind of oblique emotional depth. But it's possible to leave this movie mistaking Sachs's...
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a MUST GO for anyone interested in gay relationships

By littlejimmy4
the story of two new york gay men in the late 90's is fiercely accurate, poignant and ultimately a story larger than the sexuality of its characters. this film begins with beautiful imagery, a...


By davideye
Serious, realistic portrayal of a problematic relationship. Happens to be between two men. Well written, directed, and acted....

Keep the Lights On

By holly 1 golightly
Let's hope for a "BLACKOUT"!!!!!!!!!! This has got to be the worst, dated, insulting gay movie ever to come along!!!! Considering the time span!!! they seem to be in a timewarp!!!! Visually...

too gay

By av7593959
***&^ how ever made this...

pure crap

By Joelcrock
Two characters you won't care about. (One a crackhead, of all things) One movie that should never have been made. Just awful....

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By randye
I think the movie portrays an authentic and realistic modern gay relation for many guys out there. Have I ever experience a situation such as this, but I know many who have. There is...

By ronaldfranco1
Gay or straight...this movie takes a long deep look into the inner workings and raw emotions of a long term relationship...