Official Secrets Reviews

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October 21, 2019
Spread the word - this is an ace political thriller.
October 21, 2019
It's a strikingly well-made film that moves at a gripping pace to uncover a horrific violation of trust by the US and UK governments.
October 20, 2019
Official Secrets is a film that provides a powerful reminder that there is nothing new about either of these wretchedly miserable situations.
October 20, 2019
A strong performance by Keira Knightley lets us feel the terror of a woman in danger of losing her freedom. Elsewhere, Gavin Hood's film gets bogged down in history at the expense of drama.
October 20, 2019
Silly thriller music is occasionally resorted to, but not necessary: this is a story that tells itself.
October 20, 2019
Whatever its flaws, Official Secrets reminds us just how seriously the state took its pursuit of Gun, who had nothing to gain and everything to lose by raising the alarm, revealing the teeth behind the smarmy smiles.
October 18, 2019
The cast are excellent, especially Ralph Fiennes, and the story is told with compassion.
October 18, 2019
[A] film that's gripping, righteous, relevant, moving - in short, a very, very good yarn that just happens to be true.
October 18, 2019
While it'll do nothing to restore trust in the august bodies that rule the land, it's a pacy, palm-clammying watch.
October 18, 2019
There's something interestingly tough and forthright about this slow-burner from director and co-writer Gavin Hood.
October 18, 2019
It's Knightley's intensely focused performance that sustains the film. She inhabits Gun with an almost ascetic bearing, especially when her drawn countenance is placed against the sepulchral gloom of the GCHQ environs.
October 16, 2019
Hood knows how to crank the tension and a certain fury ticks under the story.
October 16, 2019
[Katharine] Gun's principled stand against the scary forces of corruption is inspiring but it's the recent proroguing of parliament that bestows an urgent relevance on the rather dry script.
October 16, 2019
Thanks to its excellent cast and tight screenplay, Official Secrets elevates itself above the label of just another Spotlight
October 15, 2019
There's a fascinating tension at the heart of this whistleblower drama about dubious intelligence operations on the eve of the 2003 Iraq war.
October 15, 2019
Knightley is utterly captivating as a woman who does the moral thing at risk of losing everything, but sadly the film itself never quite matches her.
October 14, 2019
Official Secrets is a timely, ambitious if broad take on a complex subject, but remains engaging and entertaining. anchored by Keira Knightley on great form.
October 7, 2019
I think this is one of Keira Knightley's best performances.
September 30, 2019
It stays honest and true to the reality with some clichés but also an important story that needs to be told, at all costs.
September 27, 2019
Do yourself two favors: see the picture, and if you're unfamiliar with the outcome of the case, avoid the Google before purchasing a ticket. It'll make for a much more nerve-wracking time at the movies.
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