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Secrets and Lies Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    91

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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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  • 100

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Represents the director at his best -- unsentimental yet powerful, funny and poignant, and, in the end, undeniably satisfying.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Blethyn is so astonishing that you forget you're seeing a performance.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    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]

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A crowd-pleaser, all right, but, for all its appeal, a naggingly sanctimonious one.

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