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Represents the director at his best -- unsentimental yet powerful, funny and poignant, and, in the end, undeniably satisfying.
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Blethyn is so astonishing that you forget you're seeing a performance.
It moves us on a human level, it keeps us guessing during scenes as unpredictable as life, and it shows us how ordinary people have a chance of somehow coping with their problems, which are rather ordinary, too.
Leigh is an artist not at all blind to the world's darkness and pain. But the generosity and togetherness he and his company show in Secrets and Lies is something the movies -- and the world -- truly need. [25 October 1996, Friday, p.A]
A crowd-pleaser, all right, but, for all its appeal, a naggingly sanctimonious one.
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