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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

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A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Director:

Billy Ray

Writers:

Billy Ray (screenplay), Juan José Campanella (film "El secreto de sus ojos") | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ray Kasten
Nicole Kidman ... Claire Sloane
Julia Roberts ... Jessica Cobb
Dean Norris ... Bumpy Willis
Alfred Molina ... Martin Morales
Joe Cole ... Marzin / Beckwith
Michael Kelly ... Reg Siefert
Zoe Graham ... Carolyn Cobb
Patrick Davis ... Luis
Eileen Fogarty ... Angie - Receptionist
Lyndon Smith ... Kit
Kim Yarbrough ... Nan
Mark Famiglietti ... Duty Sergeant
Amir Malaklou ... Aban Ghazala
Niko Nicotera ... Hammer / Chop Shop Thug
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Storyline

2002: Ray Kasten (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess Cobb (Julia Roberts) are two investigators in a private police unit led by the DA. When they receive an anonymous tip about a girl raped and killed, they rush to the scene. Ray realizes it is Jess' daughter and the team falls apart due to the grief. In 2015, Ray comes back to LA, and says that after 13 years, he has found a lead and convinces the DA to reopen the case. They find clues and leads unknown to them, and secrets from the past come to light as they start discovering the real, chilling truth. Meanwhile, Jess, dissatisfied with the law, decides to take matters into her own hands and track down the killer, no matter what lengths she has to go to. Written by Blake Slayton

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretos de una obsesión See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,652,996, 22 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,180,155, 14 January 2016
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Roberts's mother passed away during the production. Roberts returned to filming five days after the loss of her mother. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene when you see the body in the dumpster it is laying on a bunch of trash but in the next scene when she climbs into the dumpster, the body is laying on the bottom with no trash. See more »

Quotes

Ray Kasten: [about his ex-wife] She was great, actually. She was kind of a saint. There was just one thing about her that neither one of us could fix.
Claire Sloane: What was that?
Ray Kasten: She wasn't you.
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Connections

Remake of The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) See more »

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Haunted
Performed by Maty Noyes
Written by Stephan Moccio, Maty Noyes and Billy Ray
Engineered by Jay Paul Bicknell
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Ignore the bad reviews comparing this to the original
4 June 2017 | by redproton88See all my reviews

This film is far better than than 6.2 rating it has received which seems mostly to come from those wanting to compare it to the Argentinian original. I am rating this as a separate film and not comparing it to the original. The acting is top notch and believable. Ejiofor, Kidman and Roberts all do a great job.

It's an interesting crime thriller with some twists and turns. It's about a team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, whose worlds are suddenly torn apart during a homicide investigation that hits close to home. It was completely watchable and entertaining. I'm not saying this is a high brow, blow your socks of type of movie, but it certainly deserves a far higher rating.

I am certainly not saying that the original might not be much better. I have it on my list to watch but in my opinion, if you like thrillers and movies with some twists and turns and want to be entertained I recommend giving it a chance.


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