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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Grossman does a workmanlike job with the film, but his direction and script don't really offer any great insight into Darby's tortured soul. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite a terrific performance from Shane West, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Crash, Secret is a chronology, not a biopic. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Ex-Germs infect biopic with punk authenticity show more

  • 75
    Premiere

    The aptly-named Crash is played to a tee by West; in fact, his performance was so believable that he's currently on tour with the reformed Germs as the lead singer. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What's lacking is a feeling for the heat and deafening chaos of actual club shows. The movie hangs back a little, folds its arms and nods its head, rather than rushing the stage or diving into the mosh pit. The tumult is depicted, not captured. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Like so many earlier movie biographies, Secret suffers from bathetic storytelling and dialogue, some of it laughable. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    One for the fans, even though writer-director Rodger Grossman and co-writer Michelle Baer Ghaffari labor mightily to spin it into something larger. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    An unsatisfying biopic. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Shane West does a pretty impressive impersonation of the on-stage antics of Darby Crash...Unfortunately, little else in this clunky, half-baked biopic rings very true. show more

  • 80
    Eric Campos Film Threat

    These actors and many more make What We Do Is Secret an absolute blast to watch and they do an undeniably perfect job of recreating this notorious scene. show more

  • November 04, 2008 Angelnina220
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    Shane West is absolutly amazing in this movie.If you haven't seen it yet buy yourself a copy.A great movie and great insight into Darby's life.

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