Secret in Their Eyes

Review: A U.S. crime drama about a tight-knit team of rising investigators. They are suddenly torn apart once they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been murdered.
Director: Billy Ray
Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts
Year: 2015
Genre: Crime and Drama
Conclusion: 2/5
This is a remake of The Secret in Their Eyes from 2009. This is an English Language re-make of the Spanish version. Everyone just looked bored and I just wondered to myself how they had got themselves in such a situation. As well as Billy Ray directing this film he also wrote the screenplay. Other screenplay films that he has written are films such as The Hunger Games (2012) and also Captain Phillips (2013). The film wouldn’t have worked so well if it wasn’t for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance. In this you actually believed in his character. Julia Roberts gave a fantastic performance as her part can’t have been that easy to play. This is a completely different Julia Roberts to the one that we know. The director of the original film, Juan Jose Campanella also worked as an executive producer on this remake. Nicole Kidman’s role was originally offered to Gwyneth Paltrow but dropped out.

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