Secret In Their Eyes = 6
Mixed feelings about this movie. Nicole Kidman is stunning as the stern D.A. Julia Roberts is a remarkable actress playing the role of an investigator who loses her own teen daughter to a brutal, whodunit murder. Then, there is Chiwetel Ejiofor, a former prosecutorial investigator who is obsessed with solving the murder of Roberts’ daughter for 13 long years, when he comes out of nowhere to announce he had solved the murder because he found a picture of a guy who looked exactly like the suspect.
I don’t remember ever arresting, chasing or getting into fights with possible suspects based on similar facial features…and no other hard evidence.
Ejiofor is an outstanding actor, best known for his Oscar nominated role as the slave in “12 Years a Slave.”
The movie often drifts in and out in scenes of present and past, a 13 year span, in which it’s sometimes difficult to understand when the scene is taking place. That could easily have been overcome had the director made the actors look younger and/or older, depending on the period the scene is in.
The plot was excellently conceived, and the actors were good. But I …