Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A complicated family story that takes place in three distinct time periods, and that's handled with astonishing ease and fluidity by director Claude Miller.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    A gripping mystery and an ever-timely reminder of the terrible power of repression and silence.
  3. 83
    A Secret is suitably tense, sad, and deeply poignant as it moves toward an epilogue exploring the idea that everything rots and decays, no mater how well-maintained.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. KenG
    Nov 11, 2008
    2
    I suppose there is an interesting story to tell here, but this movie tells it in such a tedious and (unnecessarily) round-about way, that it sucks all the poignancy, pathos, and power right out of this story. Full Review »
  2. SusanC.
    Oct 7, 2008
    1
    Please, don't waste two hours of your lifetime watching this movie.