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Un Secret (A Secret) Reviews

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September 2, 2008
It would be hard to imagine a less necessary Holocaust picture than A Secret.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 3, 2008
A Secret takes the tired approach of a child viewing history through the quirks of his family, which worked only slightly better in last year's Blame it On Fidel.
May 6, 2008
mia allokoti domi tainias mesa se tainia poy diakoptetai apo alli tainia, ospoy sto telos ksehnas kai poio itan to mystiko, kai poios einai o allos poy soy to ekrybe, kai pote emfanistike aytos poy tha to mathei kai giati soy to lene esena stin teliki.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
Despite strong performances, this is a rigidly uncinematic effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2008
A Secret is a showcase for great acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 19, 2008
A structural mess that turns contrived just when it should be hitting home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2008
The almost egregiously deliberate pace with which Miller has infused the production ultimately turns out to be far more problematic than one might initially have suspected...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
The soapy climax is unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
A blue-chip cast and handsome stagings do little to prevent this French movie being a muddled, pretentious washout. Substantial re-editing might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 6, 2018
It's such a handsomely mounted and well-acted piece that few serious cinema-goers are likely to mind the circuitous path it takes in getting there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 11, 2008
Claude Miller's World War II domestic drama is unusually attentive to the way that the Holocaust disrupted lives that were messy enough to begin with.
October 18, 2008
The acting is exceptional. If parts of A Secret veer toward soap opera, the ensemble work reduces the suds to a minimum.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2008
Beautifully and poignantly captures the complexities of being a Jew in France from the 1930's to the present, where layers of a family's history are revealed by jumping back and forth in time.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
April 4, 2009
It is a deeply moving and heartfelt story that makes an indelible impression on the viewers' hearts and minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 2, 2008
A somber and haunting personal film told with the scope of The Godfather trilogy that's sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who sees it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
September 10, 2008
Claude Miller's ravishingly shot drama gives up its titular mystery early, but there's plenty of cinematic intrigue well after what's covert in this complicated family story becomes overt.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 5, 2008
Beautifully acted and exquisitely photographed, director Claude Miller's superb drama, from Philippe Grimbert's autobiographical novel, is awash with the ripples created by unlived lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2009
Sagnier beautifully plays the most crucial moment. She's part of a fine ensemble cast that somewhat obscures the heavy-handed symbolism and punch-pulling finale.
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
A harrowing and wrenching coming-of-age story in which François wrestles with the question of identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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