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Secretary Reviews

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Joshua Tyler

Anybody remember Shannon Tweed?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

December 19, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Secretary is a love story in very much the same way that Schindler's List is a comedy.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

August 7, 2002
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine

A fairy tale romance wrapped within the fantasia of sadomasochistic games, Steven Shainberg's Secretary takes devious routes only to arrive at an old-fashioned finale.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C-

September 20, 2002
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire wasn't the subject matter that ultimately defeated the film...It was the unfulfilling, incongruous, "wait a second, did I miss something?" ending.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

October 6, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film was cute and well-acted and tastefully directed and its humor well-placed, but it went nowhere with its muted story.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

December 2, 2002
Jeremy Heilman

Even as the stakes are raised in Secretary's sexual give and take, the movie retains its detached, private mood.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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I found the movie a bit of a bore.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 26, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It provokes nothing but yawns, and the sex it explores is stuff everybody knows about and says, 'So what?'

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 27, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Self-serious and ultimately pedestrian satire.

October 10, 2002
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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An edgy, cleverly written indie that simply derails shortly before the final stretch.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

September 26, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Secretary [is] about as compelling as a Corn Flakes commercial.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

September 24, 2002
David Keyes

Secretary operates on a level devoid of any plausibility or satisfaction. It's cold, overly-calculated, tasteless and meaningless in nearly every way possible.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 10, 2003
Shawn Levy

A movie about kinks shouldn't be this ponderous or slow.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

October 11, 2002
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The film treats the subject of S&M with a kind of confused interest worthy of Madonna.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2002
Nev Pierce

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

May 6, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

The one thing that's consistently involving in Secretary is Maggie Gyllenhaal as the secretary.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

Ughhh! Can we please give the 50's a rest?

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 20, 2002
David Poland
Hot Button

Secretary is a piffle. I didn't hate it. And I wouldn't have been upset if the film had broken and the last 30 minutes were forever lost to me.

Full Review Source: Hot Button

September 20, 2002
Kim Linekin

The screenplay ... oversimplifies aspects of Lee and Mr. Grey's relationship while unnecessarily complicating others.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 2, 2002
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

It's a movie for guys who secretly want to spank their secretaries into submission and for women who wish their guys would treat them nastier.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 14, 2002
Todd McCarthy
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April 7, 2009
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 15, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 3, 2002
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October 18, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
September 27, 2002
David Edelstein
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November 16, 2002
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 17, 2003
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
David Ansen
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November 1, 2007

Arizona Republic
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September 27, 2002

Boston Phoenix
October 2, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 2, 2002

Sydney Morning Herald
May 30, 2003

July 8, 2003
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