What Keeps You Alive

    What Keeps You Alive


    Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

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    • Hannah AndersonJackie
    • Brittany AllenJules
    • Martha MacIsaacSarah
    • Joey KleinDaniel
    • Charlotte Lindsay MarronYoung Jackie


    • 83


      Despite a few predictable beats, What Keeps You Alive offers plenty of effective jolts, helped along by the chemistry between leads Anderson and Allen.
    • 80

      The New York Times

      True horror fans will forgive its shortcomings since they serve the greater good of gorgeous gore and stunningly staged scenes.
    • 80

      Los Angeles Times

      Allen and Anderson are outstanding in roles that require a lot of levels and moods, as the central relationship goes from loving to shaky to … well, something else.
    • 78

      Film Journal International

      Writer-director Colin Minihan’s thriller is tightly plotted and delivers a couple of terrific shocks, shocks that are firmly rooted in character
    • 75


      Minihan’s stylish film taps into our deepest fear as women, queer folks, or survivors of domestic abuse that the person we love may be the reason we end up in a body bag.
    • 64

      Paste Magazine

      What Keeps You Alive’s forthright quality feels refreshing, and Minihan’s craft is a major plus, too.
    • 63

      Slant Magazine

      If Hannah Emily Anderson's performance was as fully imagined as Brittany Allen's, then What Keeps You Alive might have attained the emotional dimensions of a robust psychodrama.
    • 60

      Village Voice

      Minihan’s ambitions are towering, so it’s only right to note that he doesn’t quite get there. The ideas, even the emotions, don’t develop and grow.

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