Secret Sharer Reviews

March 26, 2019
A handsomely made romantic drama which is ultimately sunk by its own clichés.
October 10, 2014
Cloud Atlas star Zhu Zhu is mesmerising as the stowaway, Li, especially as she is cleverly filmed frequently naked.
June 30, 2014
his adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1909 short story ambitiously twists the premise to add a bit of sexual tension, although the plot can't quite sustain itself right to the end.
June 29, 2014
Fudakowski largely jettisons the idea of the interloper as the captain's more assertive double, aiming instead for simmering sexual tension, but Laskey and Zhu's fatal lack of chemistry sinks his attempt to turn the story into a slow-burning romance.
June 26, 2014
Secret Sharer offers an intense, elegantly crafted tale of love and death on the China Seas loosely inspired by the Joseph Conrad classic.
June 26, 2014
Dramatically, alas, it remains rather flat.
June 26, 2014
This loose and wrong-headed Joseph Conrad adaptation is a paragon of the bland literary adaptation.
June 24, 2014
After a promising start, the story starts to drift between romance, maritime adventure and rite-of-passage tale.
June 23, 2014
A Vaseline-lenses romance plonked rudely into what looks like an infinitely more interesting and gritty study of Chinese sailors.
June 23, 2014
As Apocalypse Now and The Duellists prove, Conrad tales have been adapted into fine films down the years. This, though, isn't one of them.