Secret in Their Eyes

Yet another reimagining of previously filmed material, although this time writer-director Billy Ray (Breach) tackles Argentinian Juan José Campanella’s Academy Award-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes.

click to enlarge Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 'Secret in Their Eyes'
Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 'Secret in Their Eyes'

Yet another reimagining of previously filmed material, although this time writer-director Billy Ray (Breach) tackles Argentinian Juan José Campanella’s Academy Award-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes (The Best Foreign Language Film in 2010), which was a searing thriller about a search for a killer, which haunts a crack team of investigators for decades. For this translation, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts play detectives with Nicole Kidman as their supervisor, so it’s no Secret that there’s intense firepower on display, but this crew will be tested by the comparisons to a stellar earlier rendition of the narrative. More discerning viewers will likely dig around online for the chance to stream Campanella’s version either before or after taking in Ray’s film, which will, at the very least, make for a thrilling double feature. (Opens wide Friday) (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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