Writer/Director Billy Ray’s Secret in Their Eyes is a grim remake of the 2010 Academy Award-winning Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes.
With an amazing cast, including Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor, one might think this would be a sure bet.
Unfortunately, Ray has changed the story and removed some of the subtlety that made the original so outstanding. He also challenges the audience to a high willingness for suspension of disbelief.
However, if you haven’t seen the original, the only real objection you might have to this version is the slow, almost nap-inducing pace, during the first half.
I give Secret in Their Eyes a 3 out of 5.