The Secret in Their Eyes

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 164 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 164

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  1. Jotafrisco
    May 17, 2010
    5
    Kinda shit sandwich.
  2. Feb 25, 2012
    4
    Really not much to this movie. Critic who said it was "kiddie-pool deep" hit the mark. Seems like a made-for-TV movie, the Lifetime channel. Hard to believe it was even nominated for an Oscar.
  3. Apr 7, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. i decided to watch this movie based on a clip of the extended tracking shot. which was wonderful, btw. i was on board with the plot until the interrogation scene. even with my unfamiliarity of argentine police procedure, i knew it was ridiculous. there was a point after the murderer is set free to be part of a death squad the story should've ended. but it went on until every thread was followed, needlessly. not a waste of time, by any means, but an oscar winner? weak. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Nov 30, 2015
    70
    It’s a cop movie that’s largely uninterested in cops, crimes, or criminals. And yet, despite all that, the film is at times an effective, evocative mood piece. The funereal pall of sorrow that hangs over everything these characters do has a strange, surprising pull.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Nov 19, 2015
    38
    Billy Ray unfurls the parallel time structure with the same flat, procedural monotony applied by Juan José Campanella to the original film.
  3. Campanella has laced his story with twists and turns worthy of Hitchcock and the framing device of the novel (which forces the protagonist to sort out the whole thing through writing) is ingenious.