The Truth is Always the First Casualty of War.
Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, MyAnna Buring, Conleth Hill, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans
|Screenplay||Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood, from the book by Marcia Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell|
|Music||Paul Hepker, Mark Kilian|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||Classified Films, Clear Pictures Entertainment, GS Media, The Gordon Company, Screen Yorkshire|
|Language||Mild and infrequent language used in anger and frustration. Language is not used directly to insult or derogatory. (sic - possibly comment from different film. Compare UK/USA below. - Ed.)|
|Violence||Mild to moderate impact and infrequent. Isolated cases of physical fighting. There is no bloodletting. (sic - possibly comment from different film - Ed.)|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for language|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|15: Suitable for 15 years and older||Very strong language|
|British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Reviewer This sort of film can become overly earnest, perhaps even dour, but Official Secrets mostly overcomes that by having top actors like Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode and, most notably, Rhys Ifans giving spirited performances that may have none of the subtlety or complexity of Knightley’s wonderful lead performance but they do give the film a certain zip; a sense of humour even.
Leon van Nierop Dit is ‘n paranoïese, maar knap film oor gebeure agter die skerms wat selfs tot ‘n regering of regeringsleiers se val kan lei. OFFICIAL SECRETS is puik.
Tomatometer Official Secrets has a familiar structure and an obvious if worthy message, but rises on the strength of Keira Knightley’s powerful performance.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson True whistleblower story is flawed but effective; swearing.
Jim Judy As a result, and while not blown away due to some of the overall superficiality, I found Knightley’s character’s dilemma the driving force of what makes Official Secrets worth seeing.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 73%