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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 November 2015 (USA)
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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.



(screenplay), (film "El secreto de sus ojos") | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Receptionist (Angie)
Duty Sergeant
Aban Ghazala
Hammer / Chop Shop Thug


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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The truth lies in the most unexpected places See more »

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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Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secretos de una obsesión  »

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Box Office


$19,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,652,996 (USA) (22 November 2015)


$20,180,155 (USA) (14 January 2016)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julia Roberts' role was initially was earmarked for a male actor, but director and screenwriter Billy Ray rewrote it specifically for the actress. See more »


In 2002 they drive a BMW E60 and by the looks of it it seems to be newer than LCI 2007. And in an inside scene it has the electronic gearbox which was introduced with this LCI. See more »


Jess: It's the weirdest thing, when you're on your way to do something, but you're not sure you're actually going to go through with it. Like reading a book, only you are the person that you're reading about. And then you watch yourself do it.
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Featured in Adapting the Story for Today's World (2016) See more »


Amarte Hasta Morir
Performed by Lenin Garcia
Music by Emilio Kauderer (BMI)
Lyrics by Lenin Garcia (BMI)
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Confusing usage of flashbacks.
26 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

In this movie, there were way too many flashback scenes and it was often way too confusing to tell if it was a flashback scene or not. Each time it cut to a new scene, you had to figure out each time if it was from 2002 or 2015. Further complicating the matter was how the actors and actresses had the exact same hair-styles and looked the same ages in the 2002 and the 2015 scenes. If they would've shot the 2002-era scenes first and then had a make-up and hair crew change the hairstyles and make-up enough to make it easier to tell which decade the scenes were from, that would've helped a lot. Better yet, just doing the film in chronological order would've made the move far better and a lot more enjoyable to watch. Using flashbacks when everyone involved was too lazy and unprofessional to make it work knocked the movie down from a solid 7 to a weak 4.

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