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Hidden Agenda Reviews

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March 30, 2009
Well-intentioned, but rather murky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2009
Though it attempts to make an acceptable theatrical entertainment out of a complex political saga, Hidden Agenda lacks bigscreen impact.
January 9, 2009
It's made with the flaggelatory ardour that Ken Loach brings to all his films, a hard edged realism pounded into the mortar of cinema with naturalism
June 24, 2006
There's plenty of evidence of Loach's undiminished power as a film-maker, and equally ample evidence that something is very rotten in the state of Northern Ireland.
January 27, 2004
Made in 1990, it feels and looks like it's from 1980. Frances McDormand is an especially snoozy disappointment in a woefully miscast role.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
Gripping stuff, even if the outbreak of peace in Northern Ireland has somewhat blunted the message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
This quietly explosive film comes to resonate more loudly than melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2002
Hidden Agenda could be accused of being dogmatic (Loach's films frequently slam the U.K. government), but the director keeps a sense of gritty authenticity throughout.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Simplistic and unconvincing, but with some power
| Original Score: 3/5
June 1, 2002
It's good for a watch but far from a perfect film.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
January 1, 2000
Its own terms and for much of the way, this is a superior thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Ken Loach's Hidden Agenda must be the most buttoned-down movie about a conspiracy theory ever made.
January 1, 2000
The film is a bit slow and at times slightly strained, and there are moments when you'll be hard-pressed to understand all the dialogue -- but on the whole it is effective and chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2004
Read More | Original Score: B
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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