Hide and Seek Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 27, 2005
If you're really looking to be terrified, skip this film and rent Uptown Girls instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 28, 2005
Give us a reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 28, 2005
There was a point in the movie when suddenly everything clicked, and the Law of Economy of Characters began to apply. That is the law that says no actor is in a movie unless his character is necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 27, 2005
Movies about the psychological abuse of a child can be powerful when the subject matter is handled in a serious, sensitive manner. But when it is employed as a plot device to enable a surprise revelation, it becomes offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 31, 2005
The film's weakness lies in its transparency more than in its execution.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 1, 2005
This barely even qualifies as a movie. It's an easily digested piece of commercial product, not unlike a loaf of bread or those pantyhose that come in an egg.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
February 26, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 2, 2005
An ordinary, mildly suspenseful, eventually preposterous thriller that warrants no more attention or thought than the time it takes to watch it, if that.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
February 7, 2005
If it wasn't already the case, Robert De Niro's name on a project now means absolutely nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 27, 2005
Robert De Niro rises to a formidable challenge in this sufficiently unsettling thriller: he holds his own against the scene-swiping 10-year-old actress Dakota Fanning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
January 28, 2005
Seek ends with a whimper and not a bang, but at least it finally ends; sadly, this turns out to be the highlight of the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
January 27, 2005
Even though Hide and Seek's chilling tag phrase--"Come out, come out, wherever you are!"--may be enticing, just stay right where you are.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 3, 2005
The movie follows a tired formula almost from the start. It's a long road, and we see every twist coming from miles away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
February 2, 2005
Robert De Niro is batting 0 for 2 with creepy thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 26, 2005
Another movie in which rich white people who don't seem to have or need jobs move to a mansion in the country to be terrorized by a mysterious, faceless, evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 29, 2005
"Come out, come out, wherever you are" sounds hauntingly inviting. Still, one should take the contrary view and remain hidden from this perfunctory peek-a-boo picture
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com
January 30, 2005
It is one thing for a movie to be boring and awful, but it is quite another to be insulting, in bad taste, and utterly ridiculous at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 30, 2005
This film is ultimately a waste of one's precious time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
January 27, 2005
Another wrongheaded, stilted and obvious thriller. Yawn...
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Derek Elley
Variety
September 12, 2008
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AV Club
April 17, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 28, 2005

ComingSoon.net
January 30, 2005

Boston Phoenix
February 5, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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