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October 12, 2017
... very little nuance or fresh insight.
June 21, 2016
While the elements aren't often as neatly assembled as they should be, I give In Secret credit, for it's surprisingly fun, as imperfect as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 10, 2014
Olsen is one of Hollywood's best young actresses. There is nothing she can't do. In the long run, it's the men who'll wish they'd done more to support her suffocating sense of loneliness here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2014
The film's most striking performance comes from Jessica Lange, evoking both distaste and sympathy as the heroine's overbearing mother-in-law.
August 18, 2014
No knocks to Emile Zola -- who wrote the 1867 French novel which serves as In Secret's source material -- but the story is stretched excruciatingly thin in this adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 20, 2014
Lange at least has an angle on her character; the rest of the cast simply hit their marks and spout dialogue like robots, delivering lines which should evoke erotic fervour, but are exchanged without urgency, conviction or belief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 18, 2014
Notable largely for the anguished, nuanced performance of Jessica Lange ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2014
The problem is that audiences are likely to become as fed up with the murderous lovers (Oscar Isaac, Elizabeth Olsen) as they become with each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 16, 2014
It's a difficult mix for a directorial debut and, whilst Charlie Stratton seems aware of all the strands, it fails to truly convey Thérèse's sense of being trapped.
May 16, 2014
Perhaps the story lends itself rather more to a TV serial, giving Therese time to suffer in her oppressive marriage before embarking on a reckless and ultimately doomed affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2014
It's hard to make a dull version of Thérèse Raquin but they seem to have managed it with In Secret, a dreary, uninspired adaptation of the Emile Zola classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2014
Olson and Isaac are hot but what have you done to the story, Stratton?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2014
The poison slips down easily enough, but it's diet cola when set against 2009's Korean vampire movie Thirst, still this book's most potent screen translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2014
If O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe collaborated on a love story, it might look something like this juicy bit of ironic gothic romance.
May 15, 2014
Despite compelling performers and source material, In Secret is a ham-fisted misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2014
The movie-settish interiors and street exteriors are all painted grunge green or grunge grey: a one-coat Expressionism bordering on one-brush, broad-stroke miserablism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2014
Boasts strong performances from a first class cast but never quite justifies its existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2014
A tonally indecisive film, which keeps changing its mind about major issues of remorse and ongoing motivation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 13, 2014
More glum than gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2014
Sensitive performances from a willing cast bring Zola's novel to life on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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