A judge (Soledad Villamil) has doubts about a recently retired court employee's (Ricardo Darín) plans to find the real culprits behind the decades-old rape and murder of a young woman.
" Romantic obsession at its two extremes is explored with sympathy and intelligence in the thriller The Secret in Their Eyes... "
" Campanella approaches the material with a classic hand -- no quick cuts, special effects or gimmicks here. This is a flesh-and-blood movie, and both Darin and Villamil bring earthy presence to the story. "
" It's a film of enormous pretension and not enough reward. "
" You never quite know where it's going, yet its mixture of tones and colors and melodrama and mature, mellow romance is irresistible. "
" It's a real feast. "
" Though the story occasionally seems a little too convenient to be true, it doesn't matter a whit, as the filmmaking is so skilled. "
" A bit too symbolic for its own good "
" Although it has some memorably disquieting scenes, this story of long-delayed justice is sustained by its melancholy more than its thrills. "
" An attractive, messy drama riddled with violence and edged with comedy that comes with a hint of Grand Guignol, a suggestion of politics and three resonant, deeply appealing performances. "
" The entire film is stocked with images that reflect a character and story in flux. "
" Expertly written, played and directed, it's the best romantic mystery since L.A. Confidential. "
" Exalted and frustrating, graceful in its filmmaking and clumsy in its storytelling. "
" It's a cracking good murder mystery that, by the time the final twist kicks in, transforms into an moving meditation on memory and justice. "
" Engages with style, suspense, and seriousness of intent. Criminal intent and otherwise. "
" Its real beauty is in letting you take from it whatever you want. Should you choose to peel back the layers, you will discover rich lessons about love, loneliness, fear and redemption. "
" The wonder is that the film balances its many genres, from the thorns of murder to the bloom of romance to the thickets of politics, with such easy grace. "
" Sometimes I watch a film unspool like a tape measure, and I can sense how far we are from the end. Sometimes my imagination is led to live right along with it. "
" The performances are what frequently hold the film together when it seems at loose ends, namely from stars Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil and Guillermo Francella. "
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