Secret in their eyes could be one of the most enigmatic films of the year based on how little attention it is currently receiving. The upcoming drama-thriller is based on a novel of the same name that was already adapted into an Argentinian film which was well received by critics and moviegoers upon its release. With that being the case, there is a certain expectation for this movie to be good or just as good as the original foreign film that captivated audiences six years ago.
Here's the plot synopsis:
A team of FBI investigators, Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), and their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Kidman), are torn apart when they discover that Jess's teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Thirteen years later, Ray returns to Los Angeles after uncovering a new lead that he feels can permanently resolve the case.
There are a number of big name actors that have been pulled together for this film, so there is hope that the film will have an audience. The film itself does have interesting ideas to explore, specifically, the limits of the justice system and how some lines are often crossed in order to obtain justice or how it becomes a personal obsession. This film seems to be exploring how a group of people who operate within the Federal Agency are trying to come to terms with the limitations of the system while each look for some kind of closure for the girl who was murdered. It's going to be interesting to see if this film can have the same effect that the original film did, but at least you get to see three big name actors compete for screen time even if the movie isn't a big hit at the box-office.