The Secret in Their Eyes

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 144
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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
81

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. 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.
  2. 88
    Although it is structured like a thriller, and its plot dominated by Benjamin's detective work, The Secret in Their Eyes is really a cautionary tale about the consequences of a life of too much apprehension and propriety.
  3. 100
    It's powerfully and richly imagined: a genre-busting movie that successfully combines the utmost in romanticism with the utmost in realism.