Secret in Their Eyes

Don't look away


Secret in Their Eyes
A remake of the 2009 Argentinian movie that won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. This Hollywood version features a full rack of top stars, but still comes up short. A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their teenage daughters has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, they finally uncovers a new lead that can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to the team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul. Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?

113 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Thriller.
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Credits

Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole, Michael Kelly, Zoe Graham
Director
Billy Ray
ScreenplayBilly Ray, from the screenplay by Juan José Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri
MusicEmilio Kauderer
CinematographyDaniel Moder
EditingJim Page
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byGran Via Productions, IM Gliobal, Ingenious Media, Route One Films, SITE Productions, Union Investment Partners, WIllies Movies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageFairly frequent, mild to moderate impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, moderate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconNot even Roberts can save this.
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconRoberts, Ejiofor in flou weergawe van Spaanse film.
5
Cape Times
Sheri Linden quote iconHard-edged thriller.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote icon It's not great and the twists at the end oddly don't contain as much shock value as they probably could and should have considering the build-up. But the presence of the stars and good to strong performances help carry the pic.
12
Metacritic.com
26 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
98 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSecret in Their Eyes wastes its incredible cast on a remake that fails to improve upon -- or even make a compelling case for its own existence in addition to -- the remarkable original.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMissed opportunities in flat, violent thriller.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
18 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
9833 users
11
Internet
3638 Netizens quote iconNot a thrilling secret.
13

Average .. 47%

9

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