Secretary Reviews

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September 7, 2011
November 1, 2007
A feel-good movie about sadomasochism, the seriocomic Secretary manages to be simultaneously subversive and sweet...In the wrong hands, the conceit could have turned ugly and offensive. But Spader and Gyllenhaal have a hushed, hilarious chemistry.
November 4, 2002
The cast comes through even when the movie doesn't.
October 17, 2002
Despite its flaws, Secretary stays in your head and makes you question your own firmly held positions.
October 11, 2002
A picture with heart. You shouldn't leave feeling soiled or bruised. Just touched.
October 10, 2002
Self-serious and ultimately pedestrian satire.
January 2, 2018
Spader handles a tricky role beautifully, but this is Gyllenhaals's tour de force. She is remarkable and original.
September 11, 2017
... Secretary shows how one woman stopped at nothing to get her love. But I'm still scratching my head at the whole thing.
August 25, 2017
[Secretary] manages the impossible trifecta of being simultaneously funny, sympathetic, and really, really hot.
August 16, 2017
This is a film that is in on the joke but doesn't make light of its subject matter.
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