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Official Secrets Reviews

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January 6, 2020
It's a lean, taut-as-a-drum political thriller with a blood-boiling theme and a fine cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith and Rhys Ifans, among others. But it's built, mostly, around the superbly stricken performance of Knightly.
January 1, 2020
Not easily forgotten, Official Secrets is another reminder about the dangers of unchecked government power.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 26, 2019
With the deeply divisive issue of imminent war at hand, Official Secrets gives the audience a glimpse into the shadowy side of politics and government affairs while allowing Gun's courage to take the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2019
Despite falling into some cliches, Official Secrets succeeds due to its unique structure. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 12, 2019
Official Secrets offers a relevant and cautious story about the ramifications of going against an institution. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2019
If you're a fan of well-made, investigative thrillers, then you should catch this while, when and where you can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 23, 2019
What could have been either a raw and intimate look at the personal cost of standing up for your principles or a thrilling political drama turns into a dry retelling of events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2019
Official Secrets celebrates the courage of a government employee who attempted to prevent the invasion at considerable risk to herself and to those she loved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2019
Timely story with a riveting performance by Keira Knightley.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 21, 2019
The script, based on a book by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, keeps layering in complexity, refusing to go dumb. And Knightley's performance gets steelier as she struggles to overcome her fears
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2019
British filmmakers traditionally execute this fare better than most, and so it proves yet again with Official Secrets, an admirably conscientious take on the true story of Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2019
Political films are at their best when they see both sides of a contentious issue. Even with such a raft of good actors putting in such sterling work, Official Secrets falls short of that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 18, 2019
Whether you're a politically-minded person or not, Official Secrets should reel you in with its true-to-life dramatics
November 11, 2019
Perhaps its greatest virtue is to make us believe that it takes place in this same miserable reality that we know so well. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2019
gripping, articulate and hugely relevant
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2019
Official Secrets is suspenseful, enraging and one of the best political films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 3, 2019
The film works in many genres and it works well. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2019
[Knightley's] smart not to play Gun as the noble martyr, but merely as an ordinary, frustrated citizen who makes a split-second decision.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2019
This is a strong, engaging thriller with significant themes, anchored by strong performances and told with great skill. It'll frustrate people and make them think, undoubtedly Hood's intent, and testament to the film's success.
October 25, 2019
Knightley though, brings genuine fire to her character's principled stand, and her inspiring commitment persuades us this historical footnote is definitely worth remembering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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