A team of FBI investigator in Los Angeles, Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman), is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s daughter has been murdered. Thirteen years later the case is closed and forgotten, but Ray, who works in security for the New York Mets, suddenly visit his old partners in L.A. to tell Jess that he has found her daughter’s killer. But nobody believes Ray, including Jess, and the movie goes back and forth between 2015 and 2002 trying to explain why.
When I first knew my two favorite actresses, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, play in the same movie I was like, “wow.. two Oscar winners are sharing a scene? It’s going to be an acting battle”. Well it should’ve been but the poor plot fades them away. Billy ray (director and writer) didn’t manage to show a good remake. Yes, this movie is an adaptation of 2009’s Argentine movie El Secreto De Sus Ojos which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards. Having known that Secret in Their Eyes had the potential to be a good movie. But unfortunately it’s not.
Written by; Aldo Turangan