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Un Secret (A Secret) Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 6, 2009
The title of this movie suggests the difficulty in writing about it. You can't reveal a secret without spoiling it, and in this intriguing, complex family drama spread out over several time frames covering half a century, the secrets keep on coming
December 19, 2008
A structural mess that turns contrived just when it should be hitting home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2008
A Secret is a showcase for great acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 18, 2008
Suitably tense, sad, and deeply poignant.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2008
A fine drama that stands as Gallic vet Claude Miller's best in at least a decade.
October 18, 2008
The soapy climax is unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
October 3, 2008
Miller, a skilled veteran, reverses the old visual pattern for films with lengthy flashbacks: he shoots the past in color and the (evolving) present in black and white.
September 17, 2008
The secret uncovered by an adolescent in 1950s Paris is strikingly specific, yet echoes with the history of millions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
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 8, 2008
What is most impressive about A Secret is the way Mr. Miller artfully and gently gestures toward such enormous themes without spelling them out.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 5, 2008
If identity is at the soul of A Secret, a tragic romance is its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
September 5, 2008
A clanking, old-fashioned period drama infused with almost unbearable grief, Claude Miller's film A Secret has an enormous significance in France that it can never possess elsewhere.
September 3, 2008
Transcends the perhaps perceived banality of still another film about the Holocaust with a marvelously nuanced narrative floating through time with memorable characters who never beg for our pity.