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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.
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If film means anything to you, if emotional truth is a quality you care about, this is an event that ought not be missed.
Blethyn is so astonishing that you forget you're seeing a performance.
Represents the director at his best -- unsentimental yet powerful, funny and poignant, and, in the end, undeniably satisfying.
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]
Unquestionably a finely observed, deeply felt work, though with some nagging problems in pacing and structure.
A crowd-pleaser, all right, but, for all its appeal, a naggingly sanctimonious one.
Unfolds beautifully, with a rueful, knowing intelligence that rises above easy assumptions. [27 September 1996, p.C1]
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