Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cinema Clips: Secret in Their Eyes

Posted By on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM


So, Hollywood decided to remake a great foreign film again, and they ruined it. The Secret in Their Eyes was a beautiful, gripping Argentinean film from 2009—the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film that year—and now, it’s just some dumb schlocky cop revenge movie.

What happened? The dream factory changed the script, which was pretty close to perfect, ostensibly to consolidate a couple characters. Julia Roberts plays a cop whose daughter is murdered and the killer gets away. Another cop, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is crazy about his supervisor (Nicole Kidman), but can’t work up the courage to say so.

It’s odd when Hollywood makes unnecessary changes and you can’t figure out where the advantage is, and that’s what cripples this new Secret in Their Eyes. It’s not quite painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa but for recent crimes against great cinema, it’s up there.

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