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Secret in Their Eyes [DVD] [2015]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (179 out of 197)

    Special Features


    • Adapting the story for today's world
    • Feature commentary with director/Screenwriter Billy Ray and producer Mark Johnson
    • Julia Roberts discusses her most challenging role

    Synopsis


    Secret in Their Eyes
    A former Los Angeles DA inspector (Chiwetel Ejiofor) spends 13 years hunting the killer who raped and murdered the teen daughter of his colleague (Julia Roberts). But when he finds the culprit and the district attorney (Nicole Kidman) refuses to reopen the case, he is forced to pursue justice on his own, which ultimately leads to a shocking discovery. This English-language remake of Juan José Campanella's 2009 Argentinian film of the same name was written and directed by Billy Ray. ~ Tim Holland, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chiwetel Ejiofor
      Chiwetel Ejiofor - Ray
    • Julia Roberts
      Julia Roberts - Jess
    • Nicole Kidman
      Nicole Kidman - Claire
    • Dean Norris
      Dean Norris - Bumpy
    • Michael Kelly
      Michael Kelly - Siefert



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 197 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      enzso
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      One of the best films I've seen in years, "Secret in Their Eyes" has a stellar cast, a superb plot line and shock/surprise ending that amazes. I highly recommend this film for adult viewers. It's wonderful to see a beautifully- written script matched with such a talented ensemble cast. The plot builds with moment-by moment intensity, beginning with a call to investigate a local homicide. Within moments, things get intensely personal and the rush is on to find the elusive killer. Director Billy Ray wisely puts the storyline first, which allows each character's "arc" to fully develop, and his or her humanity to be felt deeply by the viewer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Okay remake

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      MovieKing
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      This movie probably would appear pretty good unless you've seen the original. I implore you to buy the first film by Juan Jose Campanella 2009 best foreign film. It will floor you. this American version lacks the great love story the original had, to me there was no love romance between Nicole Kidman and Ejiofor. Nothing there.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Pleasantly surprised

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      DRE2002
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      I was a little wary after reading several reviews that this was a lackluster feature especially with the high power Hollywood stars in this movie. That being said me myself I did enjoy the film and was pleasantly surprised by it. I've actually ordered the original foreign film this movie was based off of so that I can compare the two.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      American Remake

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      Seethescenery
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      The acting is amazing but followed the original too closely and didn't give any new life to the story. Extremely slow paced and it did not help the movie in the slightest bit. Slow burn films are great when there is a payoff for it (To Die For, Copycat, Philadelphia to name a few). Had all the power to be better than it was.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Okay Remake

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      movieking
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      Big name stars can't match the original Latin version of "Secret in their Eyes' which won best foreign film 2009. Good try though. I bought it anyway to make the comparison and I'll watch it again, but if you want to see a great film buy the original starring Ricardo Darin and Soledad Villamll.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      good but original is better

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      moviebuff
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      a good cast rises this unnecessary remake. the original movie won the academy award for best foreign film. while it cannot really be compared to the Argentina effort, it is a good effort and does generate a good amount of suspense. but the movie exceeds because of its excellent cast.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      great cast but is flat

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      paulaer
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      This movie had the cast, but it was convoluted, disjointed, and frankly not entertaining. It was a waste of a good cast, and these actors should want their name pulled from this film. It was hard to follow, and after a while, I could care less if the real killer was found.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Predictable- but decent

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      Fcpeditor28
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      I expected more for this movie and I really wanted to like it; I did until the end. They literally pull the rug from under your feet and it does the trick, it's a just predictable- DTS HD MA 5.1 AUDIO is great and picture looks amazing on a 4K UHD Display.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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