20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | Release Date: September 27, 1996 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 27 Critics
Positive:
26
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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Leigh is an artist not at all blind to the world's darkness and pain. But the generosity and togetherness he and his company show in Secrets and Lies is something the movies -- and the world -- truly need. [25 October 1996, Friday, p.A]
100
Leigh, the writer, ties up things somewhat neatly and is a touch homiletic. Leigh, the director of cast and camera, is masterly. [Sept. 30, 1996]
90
Unfolds beautifully, with a rueful, knowing intelligence that rises above easy assumptions. [27 September 1996, p.C1]
90
Breathtaking, heartbreaking.
90
By creating characters from emotional wellsprings rather than concepts, Leigh thrills us with the possibilities that emerge when people are merely in the same room.
80
So meticulously acted that you feel you're reading the characters' minds.