The Secret in Their Eyes parents guide

The Secret in Their Eyes

She won't stop until her daughter's death is avenged.

Overall C

After the daughter of an FBI's agent (Julia Roberts) is murdered, her partner (Chiwetel Ejiofor) swears to catch the killer. But their supportive boss (Nichole Kidman) soon runs into office politics which make the rape case much more complicated than at first imagined.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use B

Why is The Secret in Their Eyes rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Secret in Their Eyes PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references.

Run Time: 111 minutes

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The Secret in Their Eyes
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Secret in Their Eyes rated PG-13? The Secret in Their Eyes is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material involving disturbing violent content, language and some sexual references.

Violence: A girl screams while she is being beaten and chocked by an attacker. Details of a rape case are discussed, including the physical injuries inflicted and the fact that the body was washed with bleach both inside and out. Premeditated murder is discussed and depicted (the victim is hit with blunt interment and shot). A grieving mother cradles the corpse of her dead daughter. Characters are chased, choked, punched, kicked, and slammed into objects—bloody injuries and broken bones sometimes result. A comic book glamorizes violence against women. A barking dog is kicked. Characters are injured after jumping from a height. Lying, corruption and bending the rules occur within the law enforcement community. Terrorist suspects (who are all of the same ethnicity) are kept under surveillance. An angry woman smashes a mirror. Car theft and arson are depicted. Gunshots are exchanged and characters are shot.

Sexual Content: Sexual violence is discussed in anatomical detail, as well as with crude slang terms. A urinating character is seen from behind and another is shown sitting on a toilet. Pictures of women in bikinis and with bared cleavage are shown. A woman’s breast is exposed when a button on her blouse comes undone—this catches the attention of a male character. A slang term for masturbation is used. A man undoes the zipper on his pants and exposes himself (no nudity seen). Some embracing and kissing are shown.

Language: The script incudes the use of one sexual expletive, frequent mild and moderate profanities, scatological slang, several terms of deity, crude terms for body parts and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink at a bar.

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The Secret in Their Eyes
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse & Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommeded for Young Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+
Martimes PG
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News About "The Secret in Their Eyes"

Cast and Crew

The Secret in Their Eyes is directed by Billy Ray and stars Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Secret in Their Eyes movie is February 23, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Secret in Their Eyes
Release Date:  23 February 2016
Secret in Their Eyes releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + HD) with the following extras:
Adapting the Story for Today’s World
Julia Roberts Discusses Her Most Challenging Role
Feature Commentary with Director/Screenwriter Billy Ray and Producer Mark Johnson

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