Hide and Seek Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Older teens may enjoy; too creepy for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The movie starts out as one thing and suddenly jumps the tracks into something else. Then there's the question of credibility that this abrupt switch invites.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 6, 2006
A tawdry cocktail of red herrings, cheap psychology, and shameless horror-movie tropes.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
This movie has more red herrings than an Agatha Christie novel combined with the aquarium downtown. The real question is, 'How did this stinker attract such a big name cast?'
| Original Score: 1/4
February 7, 2006
Shameless in its appropriation of incidents and atmosphere from earlier horror movies, with De Niro giving one of the emptier performances of his latter-day career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
The best way to tell when things are getting bleak is to check Dakota Fanning's face. When she starts to look like a poached egg, that's when you better hide.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
June 28, 2005
The 'surprise' ending in Hide and Seek is not only unreasonable, but also downright unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 20, 2005
A lame showcase for DeNiro's monotonous blankness and the hysterics of Fanning.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 16, 2005
What starts out as a promising take on a very serious issue is minced into another standard Hollywood offering.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 12, 2005
Hide and Seek may be the most extreme illustration yet of the fears a father faces about his daughter's potential suitors. It's sheer stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
Hide and Seek goes off the rails when the secret is brought into the light because it feels like a cheap gimmick, and not an original one at that...
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 9, 2005
De Niro gives an intriguing performance....thills, suspense, scares and surprises...
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 5, 2005
A highly polished turd, perhaps the shiniest money can buy... by now the only way De Niro can shock us is by maybe appearing in a movie that isn't a total embarassment.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 1, 2005
Hide and Seek is a technically slicker paranoid thriller than director John Polson's previous Swimfan, but its esteemed posture makes it even trashier.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 27, 2005
The film grows more comic as it's supposed to be scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 26, 2005
The film also cleverly gives us not one but two leading ladies (Elisabeth Shue and Famke Janssen) so we can have fun guessing which of them won't make it to the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 25, 2005
Qualquer um que queira assista a O Amigo Oculto duas vezes vai perceber a falta de lógica do roteiro e... Ah. Entendi. Não há este risco.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 15, 2005
Right up until the last 15 minutes, Hide and Seek is an efficient, effective thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
February 14, 2005
Dakota Fanning does the creepy child routine quite effectively. DeNiro, on the other hand, barely breaks a sweat.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
February 12, 2005
One can practically imagine the blank stares and shaking heads of viewers left in disbelief here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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