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

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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
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
May 25, 2010
An ultimately underwhelming Oscar winner which works more effectively as a romantic drama than a crime thriller.
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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
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.
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
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
Geoff Berkshire
April 15, 2010
Protracted exercise in frustration, for the characters and audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 12, 2010
It's a film of enormous pretension and not enough reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeremy Heilman
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
Sean Axmaker
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.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
Chris Cabin
April 15, 2010
feels a bit obvious, if not long-winded
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
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
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 23, 2010
A bit too symbolic for its own good
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]
Simon Miraudo
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
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
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
Tovin Lapan
San Diego Union-Tribune
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
Rebecca Barry Hill
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
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
April 16, 2010
Opportunities for humor also set up the film's most dramatic moments.
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