Secret Things Reviews

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Empire Magazine
July 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 9, 2004
Brisseau is getting at the heart of human nature and the price of ambition, and he's cutting with a sharp knife, revealing all of its entrails whether you like it or not
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 3, 2004
... a sexy movie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 30, 2004
The film is well made, well acted, cleverly written, photographed by Wilfrid Sempe as if he's a conspirer with the sexual schemers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 22, 2004
Part sexual odyssey (more a sexual inferno), part trenchant sociological exposť.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 24, 2004
The film is interesting, sexy and at times silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 9, 2004
Secret Things is definitely erotic and will appeal to prurient interests with its soft core pornography. But there is also the tale of ambition...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 7, 2004
a cinematic joy ride, an outrageous jaw dropper that explores serious themes under the guise of gaudy entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 26, 2004
A sweetly seductive entertainment.
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
February 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
February 21, 2004
It's an extremely erotic film which is, amazingly, a feast for both brain and eye.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 20, 2004
An artistically ambitious exercise that enables audiences to be simultaneously teased erotically and intellectually.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 20, 2004
It would be hard to mount a straight-faced defense of Brisseau's feverish moral tale, complete with a lurking angel of death, but the carnal machinations are hugely entertaining -- particularly if you like your skin with a bracing sermon chaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
February 19, 2004
Jean-Claude Brisseau's French film is a frequently overheated, often delirious fantasy about two Parisiennes in their early 20's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 19, 2004
A female buddy film with bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 19, 2004
For those who like their erotic melodramas frosty and lavish, Secret Things is as elaborately whipped up as such treats ever get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 18, 2004
Brisseau effortlessly stages the sort of ooh-la-la orgy that so clearly eluded Stanley Kubrick in Eyes Wide Shut.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
February 13, 2004
Happily and ridiculously over the top, Secret Things is a war of anarchic, sexual primitisim.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
February 13, 2004
What's silly about this is all the sex and nudity. And what's exciting about it is, right, all the sex and nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 6, 2004
It still may well-deserve consideration as a first-class exploitation flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
August 14, 2008
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Time Out
February 9, 2006

BBC.com
July 19, 2005

Boston Phoenix
August 14, 2004

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 16, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 22, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 21, 2004
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