Secretary Reviews

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December 6, 2005
October 25, 2005
A comedy? A wake up call? I'm not sure.
May 6, 2003
March 14, 2003
Silliness pervades the movie, even in small details.
January 10, 2003
Secretary operates on a level devoid of any plausibility or satisfaction. It's cold, overly-calculated, tasteless and meaningless in nearly every way possible.
December 19, 2002
Anybody remember Shannon Tweed?
December 8, 2002
Even as the stakes are raised in Secretary's sexual give and take, the movie retains its detached, private mood.
December 8, 2002
December 2, 2002
The film was cute and well-acted and tastefully directed and its humor well-placed, but it went nowhere with its muted story.
November 22, 2002
The film itself may leave you with an odd, unsettled feeling, if not a really bad taste in your mouth.
November 20, 2002
Ughhh! Can we please give the 50's a rest?
October 25, 2002
The one thing that's consistently involving in Secretary is Maggie Gyllenhaal as the secretary.
October 11, 2002
A movie about kinks shouldn't be this ponderous or slow.
October 10, 2002
Self-serious and ultimately pedestrian satire.
October 6, 2002
...it wasn't the subject matter that ultimately defeated the film...It was the unfulfilling, incongruous, "wait a second, did I miss something?" ending.
October 3, 2002
Gyllenhaal gives a star-making performance in a meandering S&M fairy tale. What is this film trying to be when all is said and slapped?
October 2, 2002
The screenplay ... oversimplifies aspects of Lee and Mr. Grey's relationship while unnecessarily complicating others.
September 27, 2002
It provokes nothing but yawns, and the sex it explores is stuff everybody knows about and says, 'So what?'
September 27, 2002
Though it was made with careful attention to detail and is well-acted by James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal, I felt disrespected.
September 27, 2002
Both lead performances are earnest in the extreme and that the psychological explanations for what's shown on screen are facile, at best.
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