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A.k.a.
The Secret in Their Eyes
Year
2009
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Juan José Campanella
Genres
Drama, Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
113,169
Checks
16,208
Favs
1,993
Dislikes
107
Favs/checks
12.3% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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  1. lachyas's avatar

    lachyas

    An absolutely amazing film. It's gripping from the very beginning, with phenomenal acting, a watertight script, and a great dual-narrative structure that drives the story along to a riveting conclusion. The long take of the football stadium has to be one of my favourite shots ever, just thinking of the logistics in play there is staggering. It's also the true climax of the film in my opinion, because while what comes after it is also very powerful, the rest of the movie is more of a slow burn drama while that scene is pure explosiveness.

    The love story that runs parallel to the murder investigation is kind of standard, but because it's surrounded by such an extraordinary and gripping mystery, and is between two very well-developed characters, that is easily forgiven. The whole time I thought the movie was leading to an artificial twist, but as it turns out the ending is much, much better and more nuanced than that. The Secret In Their Eyes is basically perfect for what it is, and should be mandatory viewing for anyone even remotely interested in not just Argentinian cinema but cinema in general.
    7 years 2 months ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Marvelous movie! Intense, eventful, shocking, grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. The acting was subtly expressive and the script was riveting. I'll be thinking of this one for a long time. Outstanding! 6 years 7 months ago
  3. Tanvi's avatar

    Tanvi

    Subtle, intense, gripping. This is definitely one of the finest movies I've ever seen. It just flows effortlessly. The camera-work is flawless. Lots of great scenes - some intense, some breath-taking, some profound. Very few movies do, but IMO this movie has it all - script, acting, cinematography, dialogue, pace, music score. Must see for anyone who likes fine cinema! 6 years 11 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #17 in IMDb's Romance Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #24 in IMDb's Mystery Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #32 in IMDb's 2000s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #35 in IMDb's Thriller Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #62 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
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  6. This movie ranks #62 in Cóndor de Plata Award - Best Argentinian Film
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  7. This movie ranks #91 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
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  8. This movie ranks #143 in IMDb's Top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #273 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  10. This movie ranks #875 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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