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Ratings & Reviews

  1. msmichel's rating of the film Secretary

    The first two thirds of this richly cast film represent a blackly comic tale about two troubled misfits establishing a relationship of sorts within the parameters of BDSM in a professional workspace. Gyllenhaal and Spader are both just perfect here but in the end are betrayed by a script that wants to provide a more traditional ending than the one really needed.

  2. Roman's rating of the film Secretary

  3. tinderness's rating of the film Secretary

    Ich sah den Diskurs über die ersehnte Ordnung, die Unterwerfung in einem chaotischen Leben bedeuten kann. Manchmal schrammt die Handlung haarscharf an Klischee und Kitsch vorbei, dann wieder geniale Momente der Inszenierung. Insgesamt ist der Film aber ein Plädoyer für die Freiheit und den sorgsamen Umgang mit ihren gefährlichen Grenzen. Großartige Musik und beeindruckende, das Laszive betonende Kameraführung.

  4. Elinor Lewy's rating of the film Secretary

    4.5 A great showcase for both Gyllenhaal and Spader, no one relishes their sexuality on screen quite like James Spader! A non-judgemental and loving portrayal of BDSM relationships, wickedly funny, and sweet to boot.

  5. steeeeellaaaaa (Iulia N)'s rating of the film Secretary

    really wanted to see if she ever got a new job in the end, but it's still a very good film with a funny, weird, but sweet tone that i really loved

  6. lina maj's rating of the film Secretary

    Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader make a wonderful duo. Love all the plastic shiny textures in the film and all the quirkiness in general.

  7. Loud Rocks's rating of the film Secretary

  8. weinbrandbabsi's rating of the film Secretary

    3.8 - there's a few inconsistencies & breaks with standard BDSM-protocol (ssc, u know), but that hardly overcomes a witty, intimate & beautiful romance that manges something rare: Showing BDSM not as a sinful pit nor human desire unbound, but as the way some people live, love & desire

  9. William R Clark's rating of the film Secretary

    This movie is a lot more quiet than I remembered it being, all told in a whisper. And what a sign of its times! Some tropes that hardly exist anymore: those nauseating Burton-esque household colors, the immediate declaration of norms, the third act that gives a public display to quirkiness, the score that can't help but be charming.

  10. Roy Deckard's rating of the film Secretary

    An intelligently balanced between comedy, drama and romance movie, especially considering its theme. A well directed, funny, sexy, tragic and controversial film that manages to be very light and enjoyable. Not like that abomination of a movie, "50 shades of Grey".

  11. ñiñiñi's rating of the film Secretary

  12. FISCHER's rating of the film Secretary

    Avec d'excellents comédiens et une rigoureuse adaptation d'une nouvelle d'une écrivaine américaine souvent considérée comme déroutante, cette œuvre cinématographique abordant des espaces relationnels considérés quelquefois comme tangents, ne s'aventure jamais dans le graveleux ou le choquant facile ou attendu, bien au contraire, infusant dans le récit beaucoup d'humour et de grâce diffus... www.cinefiches.com

  13. Alcock Hitchfred's rating of the film Secretary

    Fun and sweet, rough and tender. Maggie is awesome.

  14. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film Secretary

    A boringly normal movie for the topic. Not that I want sex dungeons and red devil lightning or something, but this is just a normal movie.

  15. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Secretary

  16. hexhunk's rating of the film Secretary

    Hasn't aged well with me, but I'll give it its due for stylish production design and a heightened, atypical sexual landscape for American film.

  17. ceknklsn's rating of the film Secretary

  18. Chris's rating of the film Secretary

    50 shades of grey whom? james spader is so hot...

  19. kowalski's rating of the film Secretary

  20. Laetitia's rating of the film Secretary

    This actually made me understand BDSM far better than any kind of cheesy Pop media that has been on the market.

  21. Pline K's rating of the film Secretary

    Maybe there are two kinds of people: the ones who stick more to traditional, outworn and inflexible sexuality models - they probably won't like this film and say "this is sick". And then there's the other ones. They might enjoy Secretary pretty much.

  22. Neide Ramos's rating of the film Secretary

    This one really bored me to death, after a very big breath and a lot of time to spare, I gave it a second chance a few weeks later. It's a bit funny, a bit mellow, a bit romantic, but 2 hours - whyyy. Maggie Gyllenhaal grew on me and I actually ended up not hating her character by the end of it, but other than that, lacks some edge, kinkiness, a little more somethin' somethin' to save it from its dullness.

  23. cherbourgdoll's rating of the film Secretary

  24. apriccot's rating of the film Secretary

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