In Secret Reviews

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June 11, 2019
All filler no thriller; a film which uses its fine cast to meander around tame scenes of lust before pulling back from either sustained darkness or levity...
October 12, 2017
... very little nuance or fresh insight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Thrse'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.
May 16, 2014
It's hard to make a dull version of Thrse Raquin but they seem to have managed it with In Secret, a dreary, uninspired adaptation of the Emile Zola classic.
May 15, 2014
Olson and Isaac are hot but what have you done to the story, Stratton?
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.
May 15, 2014
Despite compelling performers and source material, In Secret is a ham-fisted misfire.
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.
May 15, 2014
Boasts strong performances from a first class cast but never quite justifies its existence.
May 15, 2014
A tonally indecisive film, which keeps changing its mind about major issues of remorse and ongoing motivation.
May 13, 2014
More glum than gripping.
April 21, 2014
As the sex and punishment tale turns into a full-on soap opera in its third act, it's a shame to see this cast saddled with this script.
March 23, 2014
A leaden adaptation of Zola's 19th century story of guilt and betrayal
March 21, 2014
It's visually striking but never subtle about its melodramatic intentions, offering a formulaic story of betrayal and revenge with shallow characters that generally lack emotional and moral complexity.
February 27, 2014
Passionate period drama deals with infidelity, murder.
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