In Secret Synopsis
A woman recalls the events leading to her being charged with murder.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Here is a culture in which female strength, having no outlet, must become distorted or lethal. In Therese and her aunt, we find two...
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Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
That’s the key to this movie — the way Thérèse looks at things; it’s a rare film that focuses on a woman actually looking and how she...
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By Odie Henderson
In Secret is a costume drama with a gigantic accent on the drama. It's my kind of crazy, and I was quite entertained. To borrow again from...
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By 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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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
There’s never any doubt that this will end badly for the lovers. But just in case, Jessica Lange as the fire-breathing mother-in-law seals...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
In Secret boasts vigor and thematic richness, that feeling of artists expressing something vital.
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The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Therese is almost voyeuristically distant from what's happening on screen, asking the audience to observe, but leaving just enough a gap of...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
There is nothing really wrong with In Secret, yet in the end one feels dissatisfied. It’s as if you’ve just sat through a dry academic...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A genuine “bodice ripper” of a thriller, with the requisite heavy breathing that comes after said bodice is ripped. The sex isn’t explicit,...
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By Dennis Harvey
Serviceable but uninspired, this latest version of Emile Zola’s much-adapted 1867 novel “Therese Raquin” sends its characters to their doom...
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By kimstover
Interesting Humanistic plot, and set design and costumes were good. But having a 'French' themed movie with no actors even attempting any kind of 'French' accent gave the performances a dissonance...

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By whyareyoudoingthis
What a find!!! This movie has been 10 years in its making and has succeeded to present with perfection! Outstanding Cast with Oscar Isaac, Jessica Lange and Elizabeth Olsen. The screenplay,...

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By battocchi
Not as good as I expected....


By Momo92
Not what I expected... But it was nice to see Jessica Lange...


By Thomas Murray Jr
Nothing else to say. HORRIBLE....

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By 3ls1960
Loved it. Unexpected twist....

I want my 2 hours back!

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By kmeeks1027
I thought I new the whole plot.. but there were a few surprises. It was a really great story, well done and well acted. If you appreciate movies with a good story to tell, good characters and an...

Can't recommend it.

By fixitmaam
While there are good performances, the movie is terribly slow, boring and depressing. I can not recommend it....

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Rated R | For some sexual content
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Common Sense Media says Passionate period drama deals with infidelity, murder.
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