80

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Crust
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.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The time-traveling is a little awkward, and a mawkish turn of events feels forced and unnecessary.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
While sumptuously beautiful, the film is often stilted and undermined by some painfully amateurish performances that no good intentions can smooth over.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A vanity film refreshingly lacking in vanity.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
Rough around the edges, it's still a formidable movie.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
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.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The wraparound storyline is unnecessary and continually interrupts the vastly more interesting story of Khayyam's history.
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40

Variety

By Joe Leydon
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.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The writing, acting and direction are so amateurish that the only thing you'll care about is escaping the theater.
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43 out of 100
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