In Secret
In Secret (2014)

Based on Émile Zola's scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of "Martha Marcy May Marlene"), a sexually… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although it benefits from a strong cast, In Secret's stars can't totally compensate for the movie's sodden pacing and overly familiar story.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's most remarkable as a pairing of two inspired actresses with four decades separating them: 25-year-old Elizabeth Olsen, the bewitching star of Martha Marcy May Marlene, and 64-year-old Jessica Lange.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

An effective period piece thriller that incorporates love, lust, desperation, and madness into a stew thickened by a gothic atmosphere.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Olsen is one of Hollywood's best young actresses. There is nothing she can't do. In the long run, it's the men who'll wish they'd done more to support her suffocating sense of loneliness here.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

For those who want sweeping, "In Secret" offers all the essentials - unbridled passion, deceit, fate so unkind, a classically creepy mother and grand tragedy.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Olsen and Isaac never really create the kind of amour fou that a story like this depends on, let alone the self-loathing guilt that their crime is supposed to engender.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The film's most striking performance comes from Jessica Lange, evoking both distaste and sympathy as the heroine's overbearing mother-in-law.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Despite its able cast and handsome period costumes, In Secret is, in fact, quite awful.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

[A] wicked, The Postman Always Rings Twice-style riff on the 19th-century bodice ripper Thérèse Raquin.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

No knocks to Emile Zola -- who wrote the 1867 French novel which serves as In Secret's source material -- but the story is stretched excruciatingly thin in this adaptation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
It seems like anyone who hooks up with Elizabeth Olsen lately is in for a horrifying revelation, as we're seeing with "Oldboy" and now this,… More
Christopher Haskell
Sexual repression in the 1860s is not a subject matter often discussed, but in Charlie Stratton's adaptation of Émile Zola's scandalous novel… More