Official Secrets

112 mins
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Keira Knightley is whistle-blower Katharine Gun in this political thriller co-starring Ralph Fiennes and from the director of Tsotsi.

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Official Secrets | Ratings & Reviews

"A film that deserves a greater release than festival screenings and a smattering of follow-up sessions, if you're a fan of well-made, investigative thrillers, then you should catch this while, when and where you can."


"Confusing vitriol with passion, Official Secrets’ ambitions become diluted by unapologetically brash filmmaking."


"Timely does not begin to describe this film: when governments lie to us about the causes of war, when the press lies down with the dogs of war, when intelligence agencies no longer dare to speak truth to power, we need stories that stand up for the truth, even when it's hard to find. The whistleblower may just be the new superhero of our culture, without need for cape or gun."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Official Secrets is a timely, ambitious if broad take on a complex subject, but remains engaging and entertaining. anchored by Keira Knightley on great form."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"While it'll do nothing to restore trust in the august bodies that rule the land, it's a pacy, palm-clammying watch."

Time OutTime Out

"A dry and honourable retelling of events that exists mostly to remind us who she was, and why any potential whistleblowers out there should honour her example."


"The film relies on its lead star and Knightley is more than equipped for the task of carrying it on her shoulders."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This sturdy, entertaining political thriller pushes all the right buttons and triggers all the right outraged reactions."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"A straightforward, solidly old-fashioned slice of real-life espionage, journalistic and legal intrigue that gets the job done in engrossing, clear-eyed fashion even if it lacks much in the way of stylistic verve."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Director Gavin Hood tells an unremarkable story about Katherine Gun's remarkable bravery."


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