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

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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
May 25, 2010
An ultimately underwhelming Oscar winner which works more effectively as a romantic drama than a crime thriller.
April 14, 2010
Say what you will, but the lead actors in Argentine director Juan José Campanella's latest film do have lovely (or at least handsomely shot) peepers. But the secrets you ultimately find therein are hilarious.
April 14, 2010
These ingredients combine for a sort of idiot salad, but because it's a foreign film with boobs in it, Secret passes for high art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 15, 2010
Protracted exercise in frustration, for the characters and audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2010
It's a film of enormous pretension and not enough reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 10, 2010
Campanella's work here is certainly polished and well-acted, but there's little that one can do with hoary material like this. The secrets that it holds are scarcely worth discovering.
Full Review | Original Score: 46/100
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.
April 15, 2010
The secret here is that the movie is rather tasteless. It has the high, slightly nauseating stink of perfume on garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 15, 2010
feels a bit obvious, if not long-winded
| Original Score: 3/5
April 14, 2010
The Best Foreign Language Film Oscar went to this piece of crap from Argentina. It seems that as soon as they see subtitles, the Academy voters feel free to succumb to their worst instincts regarding kitsch, cliché, and cornball contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 23, 2010
A bit too symbolic for its own good
April 15, 2016
In perfect synchrony, all of it's elements come together to create a masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]
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
August 13, 2010
A stylish and intelligent Argentine offering -- destined to become a world cinema classic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 18, 2010
Campanella takes common genre elements %u2014 infighting lawyers, gruff bosses, lovably incompetent yet insightful sidekicks %u2014 and constructs a mystery of uncommon depth and complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
April 23, 2010
Just as the title implies, there are several secrets guarded by different characters, and the movie is about more than just tracking down the killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2010
It's impossible not to get caught up in this epic tale of unresolved love and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 9, 2010
A bit sluggish and not as inventive as fellow Oscar nominees, but also expertly crafted and sometimes moving, with affecting performances by Darin and Villamil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2010
Opportunities for humor also set up the film's most dramatic moments.
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