Official Secrets Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Timely story with a riveting performance by Keira Knightley.
November 21, 2019
The script, based on a book by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, keeps layering in complexity, refusing to go dumb. And Knightley's performance gets steelier as she struggles to overcome her fears
November 21, 2019
British filmmakers traditionally execute this fare better than most, and so it proves yet again with Official Secrets, an admirably conscientious take on the true story of Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley).
November 21, 2019
Political films are at their best when they see both sides of a contentious issue. Even with such a raft of good actors putting in such sterling work, Official Secrets falls short of that.
November 18, 2019
Whether you're a politically-minded person or not, Official Secrets should reel you in with its true-to-life dramatics
November 11, 2019
Perhaps its greatest virtue is to make us believe that it takes place in this same miserable reality that we know so well. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 10, 2019
gripping, articulate and hugely relevant
November 6, 2019
Official Secrets is suspenseful, enraging and one of the best political films ever made.
November 4, 2019
The film works in many genres and it works well. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 30, 2019
[Knightley's] smart not to play Gun as the noble martyr, but merely as an ordinary, frustrated citizen who makes a split-second decision.
October 28, 2019
Although the story although comprehensible, has more in common with a report that would barely make Tony Blair shake in terror. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 28, 2019
This is a strong, engaging thriller with significant themes, anchored by strong performances and told with great skill. It'll frustrate people and make them think, undoubtedly Hood's intent, and testament to the film's success.
October 25, 2019
Knightley though, brings genuine fire to her character's principled stand, and her inspiring commitment persuades us this historical footnote is definitely worth remembering.
October 24, 2019
It's a hard milieu to capture, and this takes the same broad strokes that these movies do...but it's absolutely saved by the performance at the center, which gives it nuance and depth and something more.
October 24, 2019
Gavin Hood's Official Secrets isn't a poor film so much as an unremarkable one, and if there is any suspense or stylistic innovation to be wrung from this important story then the director is keeping it under his hat.
October 23, 2019
Matt Smith, Matthew Goode and Rhys Ifans run around like they're in a remake of All the President's Men made by people who've never seen All the President's Men.
October 22, 2019
A well-built thriller. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
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