Benjamin Esposito has spent his entire working life as a criminal court employee. Recently retired, and with time on his hands, he decides to write a novel. He does not decide to make up a story. Ther... read more
Directed by: Juan José Campanella
Release Date: April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
Stats: 2,521 reviews
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May 5, 2013
The 2010 Academy Awards category for Best Foreign Language film contained some strong contenders with the likes of Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" and Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon"; two films that could easily have laid claim to the award. However, it was this film crept up f...
April 25, 2012
This movie reminds me a little of Oldboy or Tell No One; it's a rivetting crime drama tied together by really endearing and human characters. This movie makes a point of letting you get to know all the characters and seeing their fears , goofiness and pettiness - all the things t...
September 10, 2011fb1216165431
An eye for an eye. The Secret In Their Eyes is an intelligent, multiple coherent plots on love, loss, and justice with political subtexts. Highly intriguing subtle themes. Sensational.
August 8, 2011
A former criminal court prosecutor recalls a case involving a raped woman and judicial corruption.
The Secret in Their Eyes is a superbly constructed thriller with strong performances by Ricardo Darin and Soledad Villamil, both of whom are able to convey so much with so li...
June 14, 2011
Great performances by the male and female leads, and fine dialogue for the supporting cast. Some great shots that show characters boxed in by their habitual environments and give a sense of texture to those environments. Unnecessary melodrama and overanxious plot shortcuts, but t...
May 24, 2011fb634552688
There are an uncountable number of layers to this film. Politics, love, justice, good old symbolism, great acting and so much more. In a movie that's all about the details, they seemed to have nailed every last one.
May 15, 2011
Fantastic crime drama. It begins with Darin attempting to write a novel based on a case from long ago. It's been 25 years since the rape and brutal murder of a young woman. It was a case that just fizzled out after getting too hot. This film is filled with love, revenge and obses...
May 1, 2011
A really overdramatic telenovela. The soccer house scene is the only one worth watching. Verdict: skip it.
April 5, 2011
If this movie were to have been made in the US it would've been labeled as a collage piece of around six different existing crime/detective stories. However, since it is "foreign" there seems to be no bad judgment; it even won an academy award. I'm gonna say it, this is a bland m...
March 8, 2011
A slow start, then some crescendo, and a grandiose finish. A very well shot, well written, well acted, well directed piece of art. When all is said and done, though, in spite of some painstakingly detailed scenes, and some sharp scripting, this film just seemed awfully long. I l...
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