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: February 21, 2014
DVD 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

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

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John Fink
The Film Stage

While the elements aren't often as neatly assembled as they should be, I give In Secret credit, for it's surprisingly fun, as imperfect as it is.

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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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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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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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Odie Henderson

Isaac is better in his early scenes as a seducer, Olsen is better in her bitter, angry later scenes, but they synch up by the film's over-the-top last moments.

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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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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I don't generally like period pieces, but this was very well done. Incredibly dark story of a little orphaned girl who is married off to her guardians… More
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