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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. Read full review
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. Read full review
The time-traveling is a little awkward, and a mawkish turn of events feels forced and unnecessary. Read full review
While sumptuously beautiful, the film is often stilted and undermined by some painfully amateurish performances that no good intentions can smooth over. Read full review
A vanity film refreshingly lacking in vanity. Read full review
Rough around the edges, it's still a formidable movie. Read full review
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. Read full review
The wraparound storyline is unnecessary and continually interrupts the vastly more interesting story of Khayyam's history. Read full review
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. Read full review
The writing, acting and direction are so amateurish that the only thing you'll care about is escaping the theater. Read full review
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