Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)



Critic Consensus: An intense, well-crafted thriller, Tell No One is equal parts heart-pounding and heart-wrenching.

Movie Info

An innocent man is on the run after he's accused of murder and his spouse seemingly returns from the grave in this thriller from France. Alex Beck (François Cluzet) is a doctor who has slowly been putting his life back together after his wife Margot was murdered by a serial killer. Eight years on, Alex is doing well enough until he finds himself implicated in the murder of two people, with plenty of evidence pointing to him as the killer even though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Guillaume Canet, Philippe Lefebvre
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 31, 2009
Box Office: $6.0M
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as Docteur Alexandre Ar...

as Margot Beck

as Jacques Laurentin

as Hélène Perkins

as Eric Levkowitch

as Maître Elysabeth Fel...

as Gilbert Neuville

as Anne Beck

as Lieutenant Philippe ...

as Charlotte Bertaud

as Bernard Valenti

as Capitaine Barthas

as Lieutenant Saraoui

as Philippe Neuville
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Critic Reviews for Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One)

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (34)

By and large, Tell No One is more interested in telling a knotty story than pondering its meaning, but in those rare deeper moments, Canet evokes how a tragedy can gather around a man and linger there, like a cloud of gnats.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
AV Club
Top Critic

Canet has a good feeling for lowlife atmosphere and he works up a few fine Hitchcockian twirls.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Although it might make your head spin, this case of Vertigo in cyberspace keeps us spellbound.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Tell No One is a thoroughly absorbing whodunit with more twists and switchbacks than the Le Mans racecourse.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A whodunit so nicely crafted that you're tempted to forgive the Byzantine plot -- hell, you're even tempted to pretend you actually understand its twisting obscurities.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Tell No One is a French action thriller and murder mystery that doesn't cheat.

Full Review… | August 28, 2008
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One)


Excellent movie. Good, and believable acting. Fast paced, satisfyingly intricate plot with lots of suspense. This was not one of those films where you can foresee how things are going to work out--and are usually disappointingly right-- after the first few minutes. Far superior to the other foreign films I have seen in this genre. Very well done!

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


A good little French thriller based on a novel by Harlan Coben. A doctor whose wife was brutally murdered eight years before receives an e-mail purporting to have been sent by the dead woman herself. Meanwhile, the police have reopened the case in the light of fresh evidence, all of which - unfortunately for him - points to the husband as the killer. Although the plot eventually twists and turns itself beyond the bounds of plausibility, Tell No One remains an intellectually stimulating and - thanks to the strong central performance of François Cluzet - an emotionally satisfying piece of work. Beware, a Hollywood remake is in the offing :S

Stephen M

Super Reviewer

Sometimes, Ne le Dis à Personne should have chosen to go for the drama instead of so much thriller, or the opposite. But it had to chose and it remained uneven between both. Both sides still worked and made of it all a great movie that deserved all the recognition,

Emile Tremblay

Super Reviewer

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