Secret in Their Eyes Reviews

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February 3, 2021
The most interesting case in Secret in Their Eyes isn't the murder case but the case the film makes for not remaking perfectly good Oscar winners.
July 20, 2019
Even the far superior (but still flawed) Argentine original leans too heavily on a clever twist ending.
December 7, 2018
There are certainly good elements here, but they don't add up to an engaging whole.
December 7, 2018
Americanizing The Secret in Their Eyes is an idea that works better in theory than in practice.
August 22, 2018
With confusing timelines and repetitive dialogue, the film misses the mark.
March 6, 2018
For viewers who can tolerate the upsetting though realistic images, Secret deftly twists into something more insightful than a standard revenge thriller.
January 11, 2018
The American remake of an Argentinean Oscar-winning film is less complex than the original, but still offers a gripping story.
October 24, 2017
The set-up feels complex and contrived, the constant jumping back and forward in time is not always easy to follow, and the sexual chemistry between Ejiofor's character and Kidman's feels forced.
October 10, 2017
Unwieldy as the story eventually turns out to be, it's engrossing as it goes along to a climax that you probably won't be expecting.
September 18, 2017
What lends this film its power are the personal and political traumas that Argentina sustained during its "Dirty War."
March 25, 2017
Its main problem is that it fails to generate suspense, excitement or the right mood despite its A-lister cast.
January 10, 2017
Just because a movie is downbeat or depressing doesn't make it deeper than movies with more style. Sometimes it makes a movie downright shallow.
January 2, 2017
Its a fine story, but you already saw the better, tauter version half a decade ago.
December 9, 2016
In this rendering, the story seems like little more than a made-for-TV kitchen-sink job about obsession... If there's a political message... it is hackneyed as well as crudely and artlessly delivered.
December 5, 2016
All the glamour and intrigue of that original film is gone, and Secret in their Eyes proves that throwing movie stars at a story is not always the best way to tell it.
August 22, 2016
This remake was a welcome punch to the gut I couldn't help but be moderately impressed by
July 14, 2016
Sometimes a metaphor can be a prison too, shackling creativity to an under-considered thought.
May 3, 2016
You just keep waiting for it to take flight, for some clue as to why these talented people are spinning their wheels with such subpar material.
April 28, 2016
Judged on its own terms, it's a cut above routine - and the ending's reveal is heart-stopping - but those who enjoyed the original may find it comes up short.
April 20, 2016
"It's as interesting as watching the grass grow". [Full review in Spanish]
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