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Ratings & Reviews

  1. chazell's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    haunted by arthur russell

  2. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    I know this is Sachs' so called rise to fame, but I don't see the difference between Keep the Lights On and your average Netflix LGBTQ film.

  3. virginwolf's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Missed something.... don't know what exactly. Just couldn't bond with the characters.

  4. anwoody's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    I like the way the film is constructed through detailed chapters, which are not always full of incident or action. This gives the audience a sense of responsibility and empowerment to fill in the gaps. The film avoids cliche and is matter of fact, telling the story in an honest and unaffected way. I'm glad this kind of film is being made and gets exposure. Hollywood would have miscued this dreadfully.

  5. Patrick John's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    A close-up of what I assume is real life relationship. Love the cinematography. Sexy, sort-of.

  6. Joe Hackman's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    I was intrigued by parts of this movie, but extremely bored with other parts. I found the character of Paul to be frustratingly vague; he seemed like more of an idea than a fully fleshed-out person and I couldn't figure out why Erik stayed with him. Maybe that's the point.

  7. mpho3's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Loosely based on Sachs's relationship with literary agent Bill Clegg. Like their relationship, the first half of the film shows a lot of promise then fritters itself away. The only things to recommend it are Lindhart's performance and its tone: "The film has a late ’60s/early ’70s feel ... nestle[d] onto a soft bed of sad, minor-key music." (Alonso Duralde, The Wrap). Glad these people aren't in my life.

  8. zposternak's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

  9. sleptember's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Forgettable - which is a shame because the first 45 minutes were graceful and intriguing. Ira Sachs has demonstrated his sophistication in directing drama without resorting to tropes and stereotypes, but that's all there is to gain from this film. There is no vision, no substance. It is empty.

  10. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Despite the pouting and tantrums that mark this relationship, Sachs manages to lead the movie in a right way through a simple and practical direction. REview and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/01/keep-lights-on-2012.html

  11. glebkozlov's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    this film again confirmed my hate about myself being gay

  12. Evan Schafer's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    I believe that "Keep the Lights On" is one of those films that is slated to stay with its viewers for a while after seeing it, not only because of the intense and enticing relationship between Erik and Paul but because of the truths that lie within their rocky travels together. I love stories that start out on good footing, turn ugly, get really bad, and somehow get better again. This is worth watching a few times.

  13. Scotch's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Yet another critically-acclaimed contemporary gay film that, to me, was a flop. The characters were one-dimensional yawns: sad puppy-love filmmaker addicted to a whishy-washy drug addict. I kept expecting them to merge into one handsome blonde-haired blob of vanilla flesh and be done with it. And then there was the overuse of dreamy indie music to make up for its lack of emotional resonance. Grumble grumble.

  14. Luís Silva's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

  15. yulsi's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Feel uncomfortable with the music / scoring and also the way Lindhardt speaks. Think that he did it intentionally, well, he has been doing a brilliant job.

  16. saiths's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    the fact that this wasn't displayed as a gay stereotypical film should be plenty of reason to watch it but more to go more in depth, i enjoyed the raw emotion captured by the two main characters. the rise and fall of relationship as well as the in-between was done really well and i wasn't expecting to be as impressed as i was.

  17. Spencer Neale's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    beautiful film that relies far too heavily on arthur russell's music

  18. Frankly, Mr. Shankly's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Two things about this: Erik and the opening credits. Sadly, only its first half really works. After that, it gets annoyingly unrealistic and painfully pointless. 9 years going to nowhere? Not an ultimatum here but it feels like in real life they could not exceed 3. And worse: they both looked exactly the same after almost an entire decade (and I'm not talking about the same haircuts all over the years).

  19. Joaopa's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    um amor que atravessa duas vidas, que se negam e se atraem, num realismo que interpretações e direção colocam em cena. de uma levesa pesada, uma sensação de vazio farto...

  20. Ouibonjour's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    The gay version of Blue Valentine. Boring, pathetic, pretentious. No real chemistry between the couple. Even though the story line was very close to my heart it still failed to touch me. And did it bother me they had the exact same haircuts for ten years? yes. Two stars, only for Erik.

  21. Artemis's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    Ouch, in the best way possible.

  22. Roscoe's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    A familiar storyline was never made into anything but a familiar storyline, despite some fine performances and a notable lack of sentimentality.

  23. Marie's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

  24. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Keep the Lights On

    a KVIFF screening, a 7/10 my review: http://lasttimeisawdotcom.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/last-film-i-saw-keep-the-lights-on/

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