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Secret Things Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2005
Brisseau's filmmaking style is artful and clever ... so it's a pity when he begins to wallow in corny moralising and operatic excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 30, 2004
I wouldn't entirely dismiss it, but I would be reluctant to say I found too much about it that warmed my heart and appeased my soul.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Null
November 9, 2004
Brisseau is getting at the heart of human nature and the price of ambition, and he's cutting with a sharp knife, revealing all of its entrails whether you like it or not
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 2, 2004
Soft-core cornography.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 1, 2004
Imagine Emmanuelle remade on a shoestring budget or Eyes Wide Shut staged by a community theater group.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 14, 2004
A lot of sexy stuff wrapped in an obvious morality tale with some philosophical hooey and clunky symbols thrown in to justify the cheap, but undeniable, thrills.
| Original Score: C+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 14, 2004
While some might mistake it as a bitter view of sexual politics and empowerment, it's also pretty crass filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 13, 2004
Ridiculous and pretentious and just plain nutty
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 3, 2004
... a sexy movie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 30, 2004
The film is well made, well acted, cleverly written, photographed by Wilfrid Sempe as if he's a conspirer with the sexual schemers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2004
Either a highly erotic art film trading in sex, power and morality, or a trashy porno pretending to be deep. After watching two hours of hot young French women having sex with men, each other and themselves, I have to go with the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 22, 2004
Part sexual odyssey (more a sexual inferno), part trenchant sociological exposť.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 11, 2004
While the points it hammers home with all the subtlety of a Vivid Video girl's come-on are anything but pointless, the film begins an inexorable slide into outright silliness by the third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kent Turner
April 9, 2004
With plenty of girl-on-girl action, this is the movie that photographer David Hamilton would love to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 9, 2004
There comes a moment in all truly terrible movies when you sense that you couldn't possibly be co-existing on the same planet as the filmmakers.
| Original Score: 1/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
March 24, 2004
The film is interesting, sexy and at times silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
March 19, 2004
Deteriorates into a silly farce that lands somewhere between Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and Guccione's Caligula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 16, 2004
You couldn't nail a particular kind of modern French film better if you tried: explicit sex, bad behavior, and shrieking pretention all in one lumpy shock-the-bourgeoisie package.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 9, 2004
Secret Things is definitely erotic and will appeal to prurient interests with its soft core pornography. But there is also the tale of ambition...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 7, 2004
a cinematic joy ride, an outrageous jaw dropper that explores serious themes under the guise of gaudy entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: B
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