The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Synopsis
A retired court employee (Ricardo Darín) sets out to solve a decades-old murder.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
What are the odds that the year's most compelling mystery would end up hanging its hat on the year's richest love story
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The wonder is that the film balances its many genres, from the thorns of murder to the bloom of romance to the thickets of politics, with...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
To call it a masterpiece is premature: That's a title to be earned only in retrospect. But I've seen it twice now and can't imagine what I...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Juan Jose Campanella is the writer-director, and here is a man who creates a complete, engrossing, lovingly crafted film. He is filled with...
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The Hollywood Reporter

A riveting Argentine thriller spiked with witty dialogue and poignant love stories.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Although it is structured like a thriller, and its plot dominated by Benjamin's detective work, The Secret in Their Eyes is really a...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Secret in Their Eyes has a decent shot at wearing down resistance to subtitled films. Don't be put off. This spellbinder from Argentina...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Secret in Their Eyes is that rare police procedural that engages emotions as well as intellect.
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By Bob Mondello
The Secret in Their Eyes finds secrets everywhere -- even in what's driving Ben and Irene as they separately examine the decisions they...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The performances are tender, the script elegant, the cinematography (especially during a virtuoso chase scene in a soccer stadium) artful.
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The Secret in Their Eyes - Compelling film

By zdramamom
Because of some things I read about this film, I expected intrigue. Because of other things, I wondered, romance? It was all of that. This really wonderful film, a film for ADULTS, hurrah, is...

The way movies should be made!

By teropt
While 2 1/2 hours long, this movie has everything--great acting, directing, story line. Each character is well developed and the story is gripping. It's a dual them--solving an old murder mystery,...

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The Secret in Their Eyes

By lsuffredin
A wonderful combination of mystery thriller and romantic passion set in Buenos Aires....

Brief Encounter Meets In the Cut

By Profsuze
I was all wrapped up, for sure, in this half romance-half thriller which had just enough gritty realism and edge to undercut the occasional cheese -- like when Paola says "it's complicated" or "close...

The secret in Their Eyes

By simhou
This is the one that all others will be measured by in the future. What a film this is. I was mesmerised by faces that worked like landscapes of human emotion. Every second of the landscapes tells a...

The Secret in Their Eyes

By vielkalarcon
Authentic to the times and place and, it tells the story with out judgment of the characters emotions regardless what those emotions might be ... well acted, plot is interesting, "looks" of the film...


By tsyiganye
THE SECRET IN YOUR EYES keeps viewers in suspense until the very last moment. Rarely do you see people remain in their seats while credits roll. Everyone raved about the moie as they left. The...

Stories still rule

By aletaqueen
What a pleasure to see a movie with a real strong story and incredible acting. It goes to show that there are still writers, producers, and directors with the capability to create a movie with a...

The Secret in Their Eyes

By gsneden
Finally this summer a wonderful movie for an adult audience! It is a beautiful and engaging thriller, love story and bumbling buddy film thrown into one. After just a few minutes the Spanish,...

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Rated R | For Language, A Rape Scene, Some Graphic Nudity and Violent Images