An Open Secret Reviews

March 8, 2019
Maybe because I've seen carefully crafted documentaries recently like (T)ERROR and Out in the Night, I was frustrated at the muddle An Open Secret makes of its overlapping stories.
February 1, 2018
But as we've seen in recent months, titans can fall. Now is a perfect time to return attention to this searing documentary.
July 16, 2015
Clunky elements aside, the film's distillation of firsthand testimony and archival material has haunting implications.
June 18, 2015
If you aren't familiar with any of the stories Berg presents, I suspect you'll find the material covered in An Open Secret horrific and shocking. If you are familiar, you'll still find it horrific and shocking.
June 12, 2015
This disturbing but important documentary about a shadow world inside of Hollywood confronts tough issues with bravery and information.
June 12, 2015
Devastating and disheartening, this bombshell-heavy Amy Berg exposé about rampant sexual abuse of child actors in the film industry should be required viewing for any parents thinking of sending their son or daughter off to Hollywood.
June 11, 2015
You may miss a few moments of "An Open Secret," either while looking away during its unsettling stories or closing your eyes in frustration. This potent documentary elicits those kinds of reactions.
June 10, 2015
Berg has proven that there's a circle of powerful creeps, doing the things powerful creeps do, but not that the blame for this goes straight to the top.
June 4, 2015
Berg's most shocking moment comes late in the film, when a veteran child-talent agent is himself accused of abuse on camera, and doesn't deny it.
June 4, 2015
This is a film that matters.
June 4, 2015
Such an important subject deserves a serious, thoughtful film. Instead, it got Berg, who's prone to all manner of cheesy manipulation.
June 1, 2015
An Open Secret is nothing short of a smoking gun.
June 1, 2015
A sober look at accusations that lend themselves to sensationalism.
June 1, 2015
For any filmmaker to take on wealthy and powerful Hollywood marquee names represents a tough proposition, but Berg tackles the topic with a courageous stance that's infectious.
May 20, 2015
An unrefined yet compelling film that makes allegations of a paedophile ring in Hollywood that preyed on young boys eager to make it in the industry.
May 16, 2015
"An Open Secret" would be tragic, but perhaps eerily apropos for a doc that dares to discuss the complicity and collusion that many in Hollywood would rather have quieted.
December 9, 2014
The most shocking aspect of Berg's documentary is what it presents as the abusers' utter lack of accountability.