Official Secrets

A politically charged piece of cinema that's both clever and immersive. - 8/10

by Fransisco Bakhos - 365 Movies Lebanon

I absolutely had a blast while watching OFFICIAL SECRETS. Its totally immersive, provocative and mind blowing!

OFFICIAL SECRETS is the true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

This film was Crafted in such a delicate manner that keeps all spectators invested till the very last moment.

The story, although it might not please all viewers or interest probably alot of moviegoers, is actually really intelligent and intense!! Each detail was taken care of with absolute attention and frankly it shows because the end result was nothing short of genius!!

To be totally honest, this film didn't focus/work on having a really good cinematography but it's only because the main purpose of such films isn't having an attractive layout or eye-popping visuals but, to rather have a good, gripping story that will continue to haunt you way after the ending credits!!

The characters were cleverly written, both inspiring and intense!! I admit some were crafted a bit better than others but I actually didn't care so much, because i really enjoyed all of them!!

And of course these characters were played by some amazing actors such as Ralph Fiennes. But, without any doubt, Keira Knightley dominated the whole movie, either with her electrifying charisma or Jaw dropping acting skills!! There's a reason why she is my favorite actress!! Her acting range is so vast, that it sometimes feel that its humanly impossible!!!

OFFICIAL SECRETS is definitely one of this year's best political/biographical films!! I absolutely recommend it!!

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