The Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

BAFTA nominee Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) leads this post-World War II mystery thriller as a woman rebuilding her life with her husband (Chris Messina, Sharp Objects) in New York. However, when she suspects her neighbour (Joel Kinnaman, The Killing) is the man who committed unspeakable war crimes against her, she takes action...

2020Rating: R16, Rape, violence, cruelty & offensive language97 minsUSA
CrimeDramaMysteryThriller

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Stuff

Stuff

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The Secrets We Keep is undermined by the existence of an earlier and infinitely better telling of the same basic story. If you have seen Sigourney Weaver in Death and the Maiden, set in South America in the years after a military dictatorship has been ousted, then you'll know that Secrets doesn't compare well at all.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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While I rather doubt that co-writer/director Yuval Adler pitched his new picture as “'Death and the Maiden' meets ‘Leave it to Beaver,’” that sure is what he ended up with, conceptually at least.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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For the most part, though, these secrets aren't worth passing along.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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A listless, half-baked, vaguely Hitchcockian thriller about a Romani Holocaust survivor.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A dramatic thriller tackling serious themes — the aftermath of war, the cost of retribution and the possibility of redemption — the movie can't always get out of its own way, as reliably effective as Rapace is.

Variety

Variety

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This “Death and the Maiden”-like suspense drama is neither fully convincing nor particularly original, its narrative running a course that feels somewhat predictable from the outset. But it’s still strong enough to be effective.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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The film is ultimately too tidy to embrace anything truly startling or unexpected, either stylistically or narratively.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The genre elements are nicely balanced by the adult drama embodied in the lead quartet’s performances, especially Rapace’s turn that is part femme fatale, part damaged soul.

Stuff

Stuff

press

The Secrets We Keep is undermined by the existence of an earlier and infinitely better telling of the same basic story. If you have seen Sigourney Weaver in Death and the Maiden, set in South America in the years after a military dictatorship has been ousted, then you'll know that Secrets doesn't compare well at all.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

While I rather doubt that co-writer/director Yuval Adler pitched his new picture as “'Death and the Maiden' meets ‘Leave it to Beaver,’” that sure is what he ended up with, conceptually at least.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

For the most part, though, these secrets aren't worth passing along.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A listless, half-baked, vaguely Hitchcockian thriller about a Romani Holocaust survivor.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A dramatic thriller tackling serious themes — the aftermath of war, the cost of retribution and the possibility of redemption — the movie can't always get out of its own way, as reliably effective as Rapace is.

Variety

Variety

press

This “Death and the Maiden”-like suspense drama is neither fully convincing nor particularly original, its narrative running a course that feels somewhat predictable from the outset. But it’s still strong enough to be effective.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

The film is ultimately too tidy to embrace anything truly startling or unexpected, either stylistically or narratively.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The genre elements are nicely balanced by the adult drama embodied in the lead quartet’s performances, especially Rapace’s turn that is part femme fatale, part damaged soul.

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