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      Official Secrets

      R Released Aug 30, 2019 1h 52m Drama Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Official Secrets: Trailer 1 List Official Secrets: Trailer 1 Official Secrets: Trailer 1 2:12 Official Secrets: International Trailer 1 Official Secrets: International Trailer 1 2:08 View more videos
      82% Tomatometer 168 Reviews 89% Audience Score 250+ Verified Ratings One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Official Secrets has a familiar structure and an obvious if worthy message, but rises on the strength of Keira Knightley's powerful performance.

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      Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader Knightley shines... in a performance that balances conviction and soul baring, and is all the more genuine for its lack of showiness. Feb 21, 2020 Full Review David Stratton The Australian Official Secrets celebrates the courage of a government employee who attempted to prevent the invasion at considerable risk to herself and to those she loved. Rated: 4/5 Nov 22, 2019 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald The script, based on a book by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, keeps layering in complexity, refusing to go dumb. And Knightley's performance gets steelier as she struggles to overcome her fears Rated: 4/5 Nov 21, 2019 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …Official Secrets may be raking over material that is cold potatoes now, but as a look at what the personal consequences might be for a whistle-blower, it’s prescient enough… Rated: 3/5 Jun 3, 2024 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Official Secrets fares best in its compelling and often riveting first half... Rated: 3/4 Apr 21, 2024 Full Review Kate Boyle InSession Film It’s a phenomenal film, packed with amazing actors, giving equally amazing performances. It tells an important, true story in an easy to watch way. Rated: A Mar 8, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      BURT J Much of the dialogue was done with murmuring that was hard to make out, both because it was murmuring after all and because it was delivered in rather colloquial Brit-speak, too fast to understand. We walked out. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 10/07/19 Full Review Jai Loved the Movie..... Seems like we are going through the same thing here in the US..... Britain had a Corrupt Prime Minister and the US has a Corrupt President.... Smh Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/07/19 Full Review Kelly Q Everyone is the cast was wonderful, the secondary characters were just as fleshed out as the main characters and all the performances were subdued but meaningful. The pace was excellent. I went into the movie thinking okay, Ill probably enjoy it, but I left thinking, Wow, I really enjoyed that! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a story driven movie. Im a little surprised that we had to happen on this movie because there has been little to no advertising for it. Go see it! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/04/19 Full Review Bruce V 2 1/2, the half is for the nice nap I got in the theater. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/02/19 Full Review JL Very well done and great acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/01/19 Full Review Blaine E A "make you think" type of movie. Scary what can happen when the wrong people make the rules! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/30/19 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.
      Director
      Gavin Hood
      Producer
      Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo, Melissa Zuo
      Screenwriter
      Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein, Gavin Hood
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      The Solution Entertainment Group, Raindog Films, Clear Pictures Entertainment, Entertainment One, IFC Films, The Mark Gordon Company
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 30, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 30, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.0M
      Runtime
      1h 52m
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