Excerpt: He sets up questions in the 2015 scenes (Why was Ray taken off the case? Why does Dean Norris’ character walk with a limp now?) that will eventually be answered in the 2002 scenes. The key word there is “eventually”; Ray teases out unsatisfying reveals far longer than they are worth waiting for.
Excerpt: Secret in Their Eyes feels like a mystery suspense-thriller from the 1990s, distinguished most substantially by its A-list cast and a skillfully handled nonlinear structure that will only confuse those who refuse to pay attention.
Excerpt: Secret in Their Eyes comes to life when Roberts is on screen as Jess’s bitter hunger rages through the signs of fatigue and strain that weigh her down. Her eyes, and the creases and black circles that surround them, are the film’s weapon.