Secret in Their Eyes – Review

Secret in Their Eyes – Budget of $19.5 million – 1 hour 51 minutes

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Secret in Their Eyes
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While working in the Counter Terrorism Joint Task Force, Jess and Ray have to go to a murder scene because it is next to the mosque that they are monitoring.  Little does Jess know, the victim is her only child Carolyn.  She was raped, killed, and left in a dumpster.  Although Ray and Jess know who the killer is, Claire’s boss tells her not to bring the killer up on charges because he is too important.  The killer disappears.  Thirteen years later, Ray believes he has found the killer, by researching mugshots, and ask Claire to re-open the case.  Claire doesn’t believe the case should be re-opened, but Jess wants to look into Ray’s hunch.  Jess and Ray start looking for the killer together with the hope of catching him.

This movie is slow and tedious to watch.  It bounces back and forth through 3 time periods: when Carolyn was alive, 2002, and 2015.  Its difficult to remember which timeline you are in because the actors look the same.  You best clue is to look at Ray’s (Chiwetel) hair.  If his hair has some gray, its 2015. Otherwise, its 2002 or Carolyn is alive.  The only interesting part of this movie is the last 20 minutes.  But the time it takes to get there is extremely, painfully dull.  This movie is a bad case of great actors, okay script, and bad editing/directing.  Skip the box office and wait for rental.

I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars

Golden rule of counter terrorism: ‘protect the snitch’ – Reginald Siefert

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