Leigh is an artist not at all blind to the world's darkness and pain. But the generosity and togetherness he and his company show in Secrets and Lies is something the movies -- and the world -- truly need. [25 October 1996, Friday, p.A]
Stanley KauffmannThe New Republic
Leigh, the writer, ties up things somewhat neatly and is a touch homiletic. Leigh, the director of cast and camera, is masterly. [Sept. 30, 1996]
Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader
The acting is so strong--with Spall a particular standout--that you're carried along as by a tidal wave.