The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010)

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. There is no need to. He can draw on his own… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unpredictable and rich with symbolism, this Argentinian murder mystery lives up to its Oscar with an engrossing plot, Juan Jose Campanella's assured direction, and mesmerizing performances from its cast.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's a film of enormous pretension and not enough reward.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Campanella approaches the material with a classic hand -- no quick cuts, special effects or gimmicks here. This is a flesh-and-blood movie, and both Darin and Villamil bring earthy presence to the story.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Filmwell

... what might have been just a two-hour episode of Law and Order: Argentina is instead a rich, literary tapestry. ... I wish this could become a franchise.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Romantic obsession at its two extremes is explored with sympathy and intelligence in the thriller The Secret in Their Eyes...

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

The entire film is stocked with images that reflect a character and story in flux.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This complex and involving Argentinean crime drama, with strong moral overtones, won the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Although it has some memorably disquieting scenes, this story of long-delayed justice is sustained by its melancholy more than its thrills.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Though the story occasionally seems a little too convenient to be true, it doesn't matter a whit, as the filmmaking is so skilled.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

There are some "Are we there yet?" stretches as the film plays out toward the unexpected ending, but the final destination is worth the total travel time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
The 2010 Academy Awards category for Best Foreign Language film contained some strong contenders with the likes of Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet"… More
Jim Hunter
A former criminal court prosecutor recalls a case involving a raped woman and judicial corruption. <i>The Secret in Their Eyes</i> is a superbly… More
Emily Armstrong
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… More
Adam Mahler
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… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
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… More
Idrees Khan
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… More

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