In Secret

2013

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

89
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 36%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 6519

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Cast

Elizabeth Olsen as Thérèse Raquin
Oscar Isaac as Laurent
Jessica Lange as Madame Raquin
Shirley Henderson as Suzanne
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812.40 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 47 min
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1.65 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 47 min
P/S 3 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by isistfreitas 7 / 10

How far do we go for love?

The first part of the movie is a beautiful insight of the life in old France, with its fairy tale appeal - the orphan girl who lives a dull life, full of hopes and dreams, who meets a handsome painter and makes all sorts of love promises. They begin to meet in secret, and although sympathising for her ill husband, I slowly wished for her and prince charming to be together. Their hopes and love are contagious. But they begin to wish for more than they have - and by acting without foreseeing the consequences of guilt, they forge the path to their doom.

The second part is where the real trouble begins. I wish that, given all that she had suffered, they would have a happy ending. But that would've been too simple, and maybe careless about their morals or the poor ill husband, who just wanted to make her happy but couldn't. I watched this part afflicted, because it was so devastating to see their once beautiful and contagious love fade into chaos and the realisation that there was no love left.

While the first part was full of hope, the second part took it all away. But it's no different from any tragedy story, sort of like Romeo and Juliet; and people don't stop believing in their romance because of that. It is a painful message that love doesn't survive everything. That the wonder of youth eventually fades away - and maybe you can't survive what's left, the cold truth that is reality.

Reviewed by phd_travel 7 / 10

Depressing but great acting

Emile Zola's dark novel of adultery murder and guilt was shocking for it's time 1860s. So it's good to keep that in mind when watching this. Nowadays we are used to this kind of lot in many a film noir.

I watched it for the good actors and actresses in it. Oscar Isaac is really quite different here as the lover/murderer. He can really act and race / time period. So versatile. Elizabeth Olsen looks quite beautiful much more so than in her other movies. Maybe the period get up suits her. Her acting is actually quite good. It's hard to make an unsympathetic character watchable but she does it. Jessica Lange acts the role as mother in law very well. Only she could act this way. Tom Felton is made to look pretty scary as the consumptive husband.

First of all this is an gloomy and depressing story and the dark grim setting and cinematography make things seem even gloomier.

Worth one depressing watch.

Reviewed by Reno Rangan 7 / 10

A tale of tragic secret affair.

I never heard of it, but I found it accidentally and then decided to watch after learning it has a good cast. I mean not that they are the very popular ones right now in the Hollywood, maybe except Elizabeth Olsen, but awesomely played their roles. All the main four characters were very crucial throughout the narration. Like the title say, it was about a secret love affair between a young married woman and her handicapped husband's close friend. In between them, a mother of one of them played an important part in the story that brings a twist in the later part.

An affair means, going any extent to achieve what they want for the permanent basis. But not all the affairs, but in this one it gets darker while the story progresses. One thing I liked very much was the tale never intended to label any of its characters as a villain. That balance was so brilliant, but I did not know that, so I always expected something very bad to happen and then, except in one scene which changes the course of the rest of the film. The cinematic feel is there, but it was more like in the real life event.

No ones are evil and no ones are heroes, but everyone does all the good and bad things in their life and how serious those harmful acts, particularly how it destroys who are all involved in it was the film excellently told. It was based on the 150 years old French novel. It is also set in at the same time, I mean the 1860s, Paris. The recreation of the era was very good, but my only concern was the pace and the length of the film. Feels boring in some parts, other than that I got no issue with it. Having good actors with a decent direction, still it is like to belong in the B movie category. Though the overall effort from everyone was amazing and that's the reason you should watch it.

6.5/10

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