Secret State

Secret State

On DVD: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Running Time: 
180 minutes

“Secret State” is a British TV mini-series from Acorn Media. The series is a total of 180 minutes spanning 4 DVDs and includes a couple bonuses such as a behind-the-scenes featurette and an interview with the author from which “Secret State” was based on. The series is a political drama thriller about a Deputy Prime Minister (Tom Dawkins) fighting to get retribution for the families of victims in an industrial explosion. However, he is met with numerous barriers, incidents, and corruption. Anything that can possibly go wrong for someone trying to do something right happens at the worst times possible.
The premise for the mini-series seemed promising and had a lot of potential. However, the pacing and slow build-up made “Secret State” difficult to watch. Unless you are a fan of politics and political dramas, “Secret State” might not be the mini-series for you. The acting was very well done and felt believable, but the special effects felt outdated and out of place. “Secret State” was not a horrible movie, but lacked general appeal. For those reasons, I am giving “Secret State” a “C-.”

Paul Arca
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