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The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) Reviews

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Sergio Benítez
Blog de cine
April 15, 2016
In perfect synchrony, all of it's elements come together to create a masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]
June 15, 2012
... what might have been just a two-hour episode of Law and Order: Argentina is instead a rich, literary tapestry. ... I wish this could become a franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 21, 2011
This complex and involving Argentinean crime drama, with strong moral overtones, won the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
There are some "Are we there yet?" stretches as the film plays out toward the unexpected ending, but the final destination is worth the total travel time.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 10, 2011
The story's political subtext ... provides a constant undertow of fear and menace to the hero's investigation.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
The Secret in Their Eyes ... is an enjoyable procedural in its own right. Campanella's film is the Argentine equivalent of Gone Baby Gone, with a touch of Atonement thrown in for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
September 26, 2010
It's a handsome production with a story rooted in the nasty past of political fascism, which may explain why it won, because it sure isn't subtle or dramatically challenging.
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 25, 2010
Tightly structured, visually conscious, well-acted mystery and love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tom Dawson
Total Film
August 19, 2010
A superior procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Sight and Sound
August 17, 2010
Darín's central performance is a consummate lesson in minimalist acting, deftly bypassing the tropes of the clichéd romantic lead and the crusading good guy.
August 16, 2010
[A] tame effort that dazzles with high production values rather than genuine artistic achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 13, 2010
A supremely watchable, well-made and well-acted movie with a dark, sinewy sense of history...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
August 13, 2010
Writer-director Juan Jose Campanella is a master of camerawork and editing. He is also wonderful with actors. There isn't a false performance here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clemmy Manzo
Little White Lies
August 13, 2010
A stylish and intelligent Argentine offering -- destined to become a world cinema classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
August 12, 2010
Humane and harrowing, highly recommended. This one will stay with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 12, 2010
It's a film of enormous pretension and not enough reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
August 12, 2010
It's the kind of film that creeps up on you and sinks in long afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 12, 2010
The film rattles along like a well-crafted Hollywood noir, circa 1945.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
August 12, 2010
It's a gripping tale -- although there's not much to it beyond the intriguing plot -- and the ending's just as smart as you'd hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
August 12, 2010
Underneath the glossy surface, Juan José Campanella's film is a rather silly and flabby thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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