"...[A] pleasingly twisted black comedy....Gyllenhaal is an absolute revelation in the title role -- brave, goofy, and ultimately, mind-boggingly sexy..."
"...[Gyllenhall] gives a performance of remarkable gutsiness....[She] plays her role with sensuality as well as sensitivity..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...Spader hasn't shown so much twisted depth since SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE, and Gyllenhaal's performance is a dynamic force to be reckoned with..."
"...SECRETARY, a small groundbreaking comedy, is a contemporary Cinderella story with a kink and a wink..."
New York Times
"...SECRETARY is a genial romance that maintains a surprisingly buoyant tone throughout..."
Los Angeles Times
"...There's a word for an actress who can go from nervous to winsome to raunchy to romantic in a heartbeat and get you to adore her the whole time. The word is star..."
"...SECRETARY is just too original to be ignored..."
"...A film of startling humor and feeling....Spader and Gyllenhaal are electric, bringing SECRETARY all the power and compassion it needs..."
"...Essentially this is a two-hander, with Spader and Gyllenhaal playing off each other superbly..."
Sight and Sound