In Secret Reviews

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January 8, 2020
There's nothing secret about In Secret. It sizzles and satiates.
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.
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.
May 18, 2014
Notable largely for the anguished, nuanced performance of Jessica Lange ...
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 11, 2014
Sensitive performances from a willing cast bring Zola's novel to life on the big screen.
February 24, 2014
Spellbinding, intelligent and suspenseful. Jessica Lange, one of the greatest actresses of our time, delivers a mesmerizing, magnificent performance.
February 21, 2014
It's slow moving and can even be characterized as boring in parts, but it did keep my interest enough to finish it.
February 21, 2014
This is a lush, rich film, and not a bad beginning for first-time director Stratton.
February 21, 2014
"In Secret" is a suspenseful drama that ever-so-gradually sneaks up on you.
February 21, 2014
It's most remarkable as a pairing of two inspired actresses with four decades separating them: 25-year-old Elizabeth Olsen, the bewitching star of Martha Marcy May Marlene, and 64-year-old Jessica Lange.
February 21, 2014
The cast is excellent, but the film is often off-putting, like a window onto a staged version of the novel.
February 21, 2014
Like any adaptation, the film glosses over some of the finer details of the novel, but it preserves the author's moral ambiguity towards his characters.
February 21, 2014
The film's principal characters descend into the nightmare made real that compelling storytellers Stratton and Zola build around them.
February 21, 2014
"In Secret" doesn't judge its characters' behavior. What it does, instead, is show the bad choices they make and the terrible ramifications of those choices.
February 21, 2014
A stylish, nervy film, one that captures the manners and mores of its 19th-century setting while making the emotions it deals with utterly contemporary.
February 21, 2014
For those who want sweeping, "In Secret" offers all the essentials - unbridled passion, deceit, fate so unkind, a classically creepy mother and grand tragedy.
February 21, 2014
An effective period piece thriller that incorporates love, lust, desperation, and madness into a stew thickened by a gothic atmosphere.
February 21, 2014
Isaac is better in his early scenes as a seducer, Olsen is better in her bitter, angry later scenes, but they synch up by the film's over-the-top last moments.
February 20, 2014
It's a tragedy captured in hushed tones and muted colors, a story in which everyone and no one is to blame.
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