Official Secrets (2019)


“Someone in this building has betrayed their country. If you are found to have withheld information, you will be charged with a breach of the Official Secrets Act.” – GCHQ Woman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Nov 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A government employee comes across secret information and must decide whether to disclose the information to the public or not.

My Take on it – This is another film that I came across by accident and knew nothing about before watching it.

They do a great job of presenting the facts of this story and we get to see the viewpoints of both sides of the issue.

Ths helps the viewer make a more informed stance on the story and we can judge for ourselves which course of action is the right one to take.

The cats of this film is great and Keira Knightley shines in the lead role here.

Her performance allows the viewer to empathize more with her character and the situations that she gets into due to her choosing to stand by her morals.

Her character must constantly evaluate and debate her position on things and it works quite well.

Fiennes is also great in a strong supporting role and is in perfect form with this film.

The added fact that this film is based on true events also helps raise the bar and makes this story even more powerful to watch unfold.

Bottom Line – Great film that takes a true subject and lets the viewer see both sides of the issue in order to make a more informed decision as to whether the actions taken were right or wrong. Knightley is great in the lead and helps make us really empathize with her dilemma as we see how she debates how to act regarding the information she has acquired. The fact that this film is based on a true story adds so much to the power of such a story. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Nicole Mowbray is the actual Observer’s young journalist who replaced some terms from the secret memo (in the movie due to the use of grammar checker). And she was contacted by the actress who played her, Hanako Footman, to provide more details about the episode. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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