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Critic Reviews for Secrecy
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A documentary that illuminates, entertains and inspires -- a timely triple feat given the stakes in the presidential election.
Smart and unexpected, SecrecyM combines thoughtful interviews with an elegant visual look to produce an incisive examination of some of the key issues of our time.
A stimulating, somewhat ambiguous new documentary about the changes in intelligence gathering since Sept. 11, 2001.
Audience Reviews for Secrecy
This documentary that's essentially about government abusing secrecy to cover their own ass is a bit too supportive of the same government. That's pretty strange. CHECK IT OUT.
A very scary and almost disgusting look at what are goverment handles behind closed doors without our knowledge.
Unlike most recent political docs, which almost always have a set predisposition toward certain ideas that it will try and persuade you to adopt over the course of an hour and a half, [i]Secrecy[/i] is structured like an intellectual debate. To watch it is to feel as if you're viewing an exceedingly important conversation about a very complex topic, in this case, government secrecy and covert operations in the post-9/11 age. It is not a cospiracy theory doc, nor is it a history lesson, but rather a mature and balanced inquiry into how far is too far for the government to utilize its executive authority, and how much does the public have a right to know in these tumultuous times. Clearly, the film has few answers, and that's a refreshing dose of curious objectivity. Much of the style of the film is directly influenced from Errol Morris, from the hypnotic, oscillating score to the stylistically edited interviews, but the film does an admittedly great job at emulating Morris' distinct cinematic voice, so even though it is a rip off, it's certainly not boring to watch. This is a probing and thought-provoking piece that contributes to an increasingly robust list of docs this year about high-level protocol in the war on terror, the other two being the incendiary Morris film [i]Standard Operating Procedure [/i]and the fantastic Alex Gibney doc [i]Taxi to the Dark Side[/i]. [center][img]http://fest08.sffs.org/i/stills/main/films/secrecy.jpg[/img][/center]
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