Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead this American remake of the critically acclaimed Argentinian mystery, which won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards. Adapted by the screenwriter of Captain Phillips.

A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.

Now, 13 years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

2015Rating: M, Violence and offensive language111 minsUSA
MysteryThriller
74%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A clever but workmanlike Hollywood retooling...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Can we believe that police officers would let a psychopathic rapist and murderer go free in the name of fighting homegrown terrorism? As an allegory for human-rights abuses during the War on Terror, it's a non-starter.

2.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

What started out as a moody if by-the-book thriller becomes increasingly silly.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Feels more like syndicated television than a feature film.

2.0
0
The Australian

The Australian

press

The film is a reasonably tasty thriller that sets up a provocative premise, then fails to follow it through.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The emotional power comes from the writing and acting...

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Miscast, misguided and misbegotten.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s a solid genre outing with unsettling topical resonance.

0

The original Argentinian one which has won an Oscar has a lot in emotions and historical depths.

2.0
0

...apart from Chiwetel Ejiofor this film is terribly, terribly ordinary.

2.0
0

Hollywood has done it again! They have taken a successful and well made foreign film and produced a second rate theatrical release that has failed to deliver an impact that would be considered worthy of being mentioned in the same breathe as the original. The only thing that has saved Director, Billy Ray's remake is the wealth of talent that he was able to...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A clever but workmanlike Hollywood retooling...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Can we believe that police officers would let a psychopathic rapist and murderer go free in the name of fighting homegrown terrorism? As an allegory for human-rights abuses during the War on Terror, it's a non-starter.

2.0
0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

What started out as a moody if by-the-book thriller becomes increasingly silly.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Feels more like syndicated television than a feature film.

2.0
0
The Australian

The Australian

press

The film is a reasonably tasty thriller that sets up a provocative premise, then fails to follow it through.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The emotional power comes from the writing and acting...

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Miscast, misguided and misbegotten.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s a solid genre outing with unsettling topical resonance.

0

The original Argentinian one which has won an Oscar has a lot in emotions and historical depths.

2.0
0

...apart from Chiwetel Ejiofor this film is terribly, terribly ordinary.

2.0
0

Hollywood has done it again! They have taken a successful and well made foreign film and produced a second rate theatrical release that has failed to deliver an impact that would be considered worthy of being mentioned in the same breathe as the original. The only thing that has saved Director, Billy Ray's remake is the wealth of talent that he was able...

3.0
0