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  • Summary: Tell No One is based on Harlan Coben's international best-selling thriller about pediatrician Alexandre Beck, who still grieves for his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was murdered eight years earlier. When two bodies are found near the scene of the original crime, the police reopen the case,Tell No One is based on Harlan Coben's international best-selling thriller about pediatrician Alexandre Beck, who still grieves for his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was murdered eight years earlier. When two bodies are found near the scene of the original crime, the police reopen the case, and Alex becomes a suspect again. The mystery deepens when Alex receives an anonymous e-mail with a link to a video clip that seems to suggest that Margot is somehow still alive and with a message that says "Tell no one." (Music Box Films) Expand
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  1. Tell No One's plot thickens in about five ways at once, but they're all connected. The issue of how is a riddle that does more than tease --gives you an itch you won't want to stop scratching.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    Indeed, you could argue that Tell No One is a variant on one of Hitchcock's favorite themes: the running man whose story no one (except us in the audience) believes. These fictions, of course, depend for their success on the French respect for rationalism (and their horror when reason is torn asunder by criminal irrationality).
  3. 90
    Crisply and competently filmed, Tell No One is an intriguing sample of new-school French cinema at the more commercial end of the spectrum.
  4. It's a solid study in paranoia and gamesmanship.
  5. 80
    A crafty, swift, subtly stylish thriller.
  6. Reviewed by: Reyhan Harmanci
    75
    It just does everything really well: perfect pacing, lovely camera work, spot-on acting and an ingenious plot.
  7. 63
    Once the final character has put the last puzzle piece in place, courtesy of an epic explanation, a kind of relief sets in: Someone just needed to spell it all out. It does not entirely help.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. RobertE.
    Sep 29, 2008
    10
    A deep film; deeply plotted and deeply felt, brilliantly acted and intensely memorable: I thought about half a sleepless night. It reminded A deep film; deeply plotted and deeply felt, brilliantly acted and intensely memorable: I thought about half a sleepless night. It reminded me of that best of noir films, Out of the Past Expand
  2. SpencerF.
    Jul 14, 2008
    10
    no one can make American noir like the French - this is an excellent movie with a killer soundtrack....."lost myself on a cool dark night".
  3. Alex
    Dec 10, 2008
    9
    Excellent picture. Very compelling and wonderfully crafted.
  4. richardb
    Aug 29, 2008
    7
    Good start, great chase scenes, decent music...but the all-powerful Dick Cheney as the explanation for everyone's crazy behavior (why Good start, great chase scenes, decent music...but the all-powerful Dick Cheney as the explanation for everyone's crazy behavior (why doesnt the 'dead' wife ever phone her husband in 8 years???) makes Chinatown seem like a sitcom. Hell, it makes The Usual Suspects a model of thrifty exposition. Hard not to giggle as the policeman/father's explanation twists & turns & gets more & more knotted up; and BE WARNED: this will only get worse when they remake it in Hollywood. Expand
  5. CecilT.
    Sep 22, 2008
    6
    Over-rated. I'd ask those who praise it's airtight plot what happened to the baby.
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    5
    Something was missing, the movie was not as good as the book. Harlan Coben is a good writer. Turning one of his book into a movie wasSomething was missing, the movie was not as good as the book. Harlan Coben is a good writer. Turning one of his book into a movie was challenging this result is not as good as I expected even Canet is a good director. Collapse
  7. JohnH.
    Jul 22, 2008
    1
    TRAIN WRECK ALERT !! The New York Post reviewer quoted above comes closest to achieving a degree of lucidity when he writes

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