Secret in Their Eyes Reviews

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February 3, 2021
The most interesting case in Secret in Their Eyes isn't the murder case but the case the film makes for not remaking perfectly good Oscar winners.
July 20, 2019
Even the far superior (but still flawed) Argentine original leans too heavily on a clever twist ending.
December 7, 2018
There are certainly good elements here, but they don't add up to an engaging whole.
December 7, 2018
Americanizing The Secret in Their Eyes is an idea that works better in theory than in practice.
August 22, 2018
With confusing timelines and repetitive dialogue, the film misses the mark.
October 24, 2017
The set-up feels complex and contrived, the constant jumping back and forward in time is not always easy to follow, and the sexual chemistry between Ejiofor's character and Kidman's feels forced.
March 25, 2017
Its main problem is that it fails to generate suspense, excitement or the right mood despite its A-lister cast.
January 10, 2017
Just because a movie is downbeat or depressing doesn't make it deeper than movies with more style. Sometimes it makes a movie downright shallow.
January 2, 2017
Its a fine story, but you already saw the better, tauter version half a decade ago.
December 9, 2016
In this rendering, the story seems like little more than a made-for-TV kitchen-sink job about obsession... If there's a political message... it is hackneyed as well as crudely and artlessly delivered.
December 5, 2016
All the glamour and intrigue of that original film is gone, and Secret in their Eyes proves that throwing movie stars at a story is not always the best way to tell it.
July 14, 2016
Sometimes a metaphor can be a prison too, shackling creativity to an under-considered thought.
May 3, 2016
You just keep waiting for it to take flight, for some clue as to why these talented people are spinning their wheels with such subpar material.
April 20, 2016
"It's as interesting as watching the grass grow". [Full review in Spanish]
April 15, 2016
A mediocre adaptation that makes clear that what matters is the way you tell a story. [Full review in Spanish]
March 23, 2016
The stars all bring their A games, but beyond their convincingly moody performances this dour remake has little to recommend it - unless you're in the market for a circuitous, 13-year ordeal of loss, regret and missed opportunities.
March 8, 2016
The new film fails to recapture the atmosphere of fear and menace that made the first Secret so gripping.
March 6, 2016
The original picture's melodramatic excesses have been augmented with fresh indulgences to deliver a film that is not quite peculiar enough to be interesting.
March 1, 2016
Sure, it is still an entertaining film and offers some great moments of acting and suspense, but those who have the time to compare both films will be disappointed.
March 1, 2016
The overwhelming sense of unoriginality lingers over proceedings like a dark, menacing cloud.
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