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Secrets & Lies Reviews

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January 16, 2003
Terribly overrated but for Brenda Blethyn's devastating realization midway through.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 19, 2005
Secrets & Lies is littered with scenes that begin at a fever pitch before descending into a becalmed, meditative state.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2002
...a modern homily on the hidden dangers of expedience.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2005
Leigh's film stops short of catharsis, providing the potential for the characters' rebuilding of their relationships without suggesting that such projects are simple or immediate.
September 2, 2009
Much more than just a touching story of the ties that bind humanity and the way we reveal ourselves, "Secrets and Lies" (1996) is a staggering work of cinematic genius. It is truly a perfect film.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2003
Perhaps Mike Leigh's most popular film, but still packs a gut-punch.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2004
An English mother-daughter racial melodrama that resonates with simplicity and insight. Leigh is considerate of his movie's identity and spirit just as much as demonstrates this with his wounded protagonists
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 28, 2002
Rings true with its deliciously ripe moments when people relax and reveal themselves in raw intimacy.
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 7, 2006
It's hard to argue against it being a sharply observant and deeply felt melodrama, one that is accessible, contemporary and frightingly realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Leigh's best work yet is indisputably screen art, but it's a flesh-and-blood 'people' movie, too.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 1, 2004
The characters are so painfully real it's more like watching a documentary than a made-up story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 29, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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