Reviews: Official Secrets (2019)

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  • Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A true story about conscience as a catalyst to change, a spur to morality, and a source of hope.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: while the story itself is often riveting, Hood’s execution is often bumpy, some aspects presently dryly, others too abruptly…The film’s brightest note is Ralph Fiennes who gives a puckish quality to his portrayal of human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I’ve always found Keira Knightley to be a compelling actress. She brings an urgency to the role that makes the movie feel important.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Not a spy thriller but a story of emotional and intellectual suspense wrangling with matters of patriotism and of conscience, and of just how far journalism’s watchdog role can and should take it.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: While director Gavin Hood makes no excuses for Bush and his clan, his direct ire and vitriol accuses Blair and the British government of high crimes against the British people. He is angry and here in 2019 to ensure you do not forget the audacity and ineptitude of 2003.
  • Don Shanahan @ 25YL
    • Excerpt: Official Secrets is built on clear eyes of dramatic acccuracy
  • Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com
    • Excerpt: Strong acting and direction turns a potentially dry documentary into a ripped from the headlines thriller.