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Secrets & Lies

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 09/23/1996 , 142min.
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Variety
Unquestionably a finely observed, deeply felt work, though with some nagging problems in pacing and structure. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Reveals itself detail by searing detail. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Leigh goes right to the core of his character's lives and mines the place where we're weakest, most alone and sometimes the cruelest. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
Unfolds beautifully, with a rueful, knowing intelligence that rises above easy assumptions. [27 September 1996, p.C1] Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Represents the director at his best -- unsentimental yet powerful, funny and poignant, and, in the end, undeniably satisfying. Full Review

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