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The Keys to the House Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    74

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    An unusual amalgam of formulaic feel-goodism and shocking tough-mindedness, a movie that allows us to decode the inner life of its hero while he's decoding the world around him.

  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Deborah Young

    Radiates a warm humanity and uplifts the spirit. Subtle rather than sentimental, it lacks easy tears though attentive viewers will find it lacerating enough.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Though it is a work of fiction, we have the sense every minute that we are watching something real, something with the unmistakable taste of life.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Though "Keys" is not Amelio's best, it has an emotional power almost equal to anything he's done.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Outstanding, entirely unique father-son portrait.

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