Secret Ceremony Reviews

July 30, 2020
Farrow is creepy as the ethereal and child-like Cenci, and the two women play quite well off one another.
June 12, 2020
In a way Secret Ceremony is just one of the more pretentious children of Psycho-not that it's a horror film, really, but one of many '60s films indulging the celluloid fetish for baroque, deadly behaviors.
March 23, 2011
A murky, moody psychological scare story with more holes than a Swiss cheese.
Top Critic
March 23, 2011
Losey has shown skill at conjuring up corruption and terror. Here he is undone by his scenarist, George Tabori, who attempts a ghostly esthetic melodrama in the style of Henry James.
July 22, 2008
Moody, leisurely developed and handsomely produced.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Losey's mannered direction, somehow entirely appropriate, makes for a memorable film.
June 29, 2005
May 9, 2005
Joseph Losey's best film in years.
June 20, 2004
Strangely fascinating.
May 24, 2003
Odd that Losey should make his two overly baroque disasters in the same year, first Boom! then this marginally less pretentious work.
January 1, 2000
If there's a secret, director Joseph Losey isn't letting the audience in on it.