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The Keeper

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The Keeper

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Giancarlo Esposito, Isaach De Bankole, Regina Taylor
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

In The Keeper, a bookish prison guard (Esposito), convinced that one of his charges (Bankolé) is innocent, helps bail him out and invites him to stay at his home while he prepares for trial. What begins as an intriguing story about the consequences of a selfless gesture gradually dissipates into a banal examination of male sexual jealousy, complete with a long shouting match consisting almost entirely of variations on ”Did you f— him?” Nice to finally see Spike Lee veteran Esposito (best known as Buggin’ Out in Do the Right Thing) in a leading role, though. C