Official Secrets 3.0 stars

Official Secrets movie poster

The most famous female whistleblower this side of Erin Brockovich finally gets her day in the multiplex. Guilty or not guilty? Before Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley) can cop a plea, we flashback to the year-long terrorization of the young translator whose biggest sin was blowing the whistle on the Bush/Blair crime syndicate over wrongfully plunging the world into a war she considered illegal. It takes a bit of time for the actress to get up to speed: Gun may not think what she’s doing is wrong, but paranoid, furtive-eyed Knightley sure acts like it. As is often the case in movies wherein docile females are married to men of action, the character of Gun’s husband Yasar (Adam Bakri), a Muslim eventually jailed for his wife’s doings, is tolerably underdeveloped. Thankfully, the suspense isn’t, as director Gavin Hood spends the final half laying on the tension. The chances of this film resulting in the jailing of Bush and Blair is unlikely. Sadly, we now have oranger fish to fry. Do yourself two favors: see the picture, and if you’re unfamiliar with the outcome of the case, avoid the Google before purchasing a ticket. It’ll make for a much more nerve-wracking time at the movies. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

1:50pm, 4:45pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, September 19

10:55am, 1:50pm, 4:45pm

Friday, September 20

10:50am, 4:10pm

Saturday, September 21

10:50am, 4:10pm

Sunday, September 22

10:50am, 4:10pm

Monday, September 23

10:50am, 4:10pm

Tuesday, September 24

10:50am, 4:10pm

Wednesday, September 25

1:30pm, 4:10pm

Thursday, September 26

10:50am, 4:10pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

12:00pm, 12:25pm, 2:15pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:10pm

Thursday, September 19

10:05am, 12:00pm, 12:25pm, 2:15pm, 4:35pm, 7:10pm, 9:05pm

Friday, September 20

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Saturday, September 21

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Sunday, September 22

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Monday, September 23

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, September 24

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, September 25

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Thursday, September 26

10:25am, 12:50pm, 2:15pm, 3:25pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:05pm, 9:50pm

Thursday, September 19

11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm

Friday, September 20

10:15am, 4:10pm, 10:15pm

Saturday, September 21

10:15am, 4:10pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, September 22

10:15am, 4:10pm, 10:15pm

Monday, September 23

4:10pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, September 24

4:10pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, September 25

4:10pm, 10:15pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

1:40pm, 4:10pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

Thursday, September 19

11:20am, 1:40pm, 4:10pm

Friday, September 20

2:50pm

Saturday, September 21

2:50pm

Sunday, September 22

2:50pm

Monday, September 23

2:50pm

Tuesday, September 24

2:50pm

Wednesday, September 25

2:50pm

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, September 19

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Friday, September 20

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Saturday, September 21

10:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Sunday, September 22

10:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Monday, September 23

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, September 24

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, September 25

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, September 26

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 9:00pm

Thursday, September 19

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Wednesday, September 18

11:35am, 2:10pm, 4:45pm, 7:20pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, September 19

11:35am, 2:10pm, 4:45pm, 7:20pm, 9:55pm

Friday, September 20

10:20pm

Saturday, September 21

10:20pm

Sunday, September 22

10:20pm

Monday, September 23

9:50pm

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