The Hidden Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
The Hidden is a well-constructed thriller, directed with swift assurance by Jack Sholder, brought down by an utterly conventional sci-fi ending.
Chuck O'Leary
March 5, 2006
A fast and furious blast of sci-fi action that was obviously inspired by The Terminator.
| Original Score: 7/10
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Powered by a driving rock score, this is by turns sleek, reckless, and smoothly effective, like a Ferrari with a psycho killer at the wheel.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 27, 2005
One of those pleasant surprises that turned out far more intelligent and exciting than it looked, and it holds up well nearly 20 years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Andreas Samuelson
June 10, 2005
What could have been a great sci-fi horror flick with awesome effects priorities talky buddy-cop thriller and alien comedy clichés
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A jokey sci-fi horror movie about the desperate pursuit of a vile ''thing'' from outer space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 28, 2003
The Hidden is uninspired but still reasonably good fun for action movie and sci-fi fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Christopher Null
October 28, 2003
Fun yet predictable spin on the evil-alien-jumping-from-human-body-to-body-and-the-good-alien-out-to-kill-it genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 20, 2003
It has action, science fiction, horror, splatter, elaborate chase sequences, quirks, and even a spot-on (and to the point) critique of country music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Full of great car chases . . . gleefully violent antisocial behavior, and enough bullet-fests to qualify for an honorable mention from the John Woo appreciation society
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 22, 2003
Superior B-movie fare cleverly disguised as a Terminator rip-off.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 17, 2002
An interesting s-f, crime thriller. Fast-paced, action-packed and most enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
This 1980s B-movie, sci-fi actioner kicks ass.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Quick-pace, rapid-fire sci-fi action mixture. Fun stuff!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Its virtues are ones that you almost never encounter in movies of this sort; it's really a unique little item -- if there's such a thing as punk soulfulness, then this movie has it.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Too predictable, and even though wickedly fun at times, it's only halfway as awesome as it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shane Burridge
January 1, 2000
Manages to make the old alien-parasite routine look fresh
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A sleeper that talks like a thriller and walks like a thriller, but has more brains than the average thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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