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Film4
November 23, 2011
The screenplay, by director Jonathan Darby and Jane Rusconi, might have prompted Lange to fly way over the top. Thankfully, she reins in her performance sufficiently to save the melodrama from becoming just another Whatever Happended To Baby Jane? lampoon.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Hush is gussied up by its classy distaff cast members, but remains trashy all the same.
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009
The only way that a story this insipid could be any good would be if it was a very campy black comedy.
October 4, 2007
[A] trashy, overwrought thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 4, 2007
Jessica Lange establishes a spark of interest in this psychological thriller with her giggly demonic performance. But the film never adds up to anything more than an elaborate tease.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The screenplay borders on the hilarious, at times, with a couple eliciting guffaws.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 24, 2004
Absolutely awful.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 12, 2004
If only TriStar had hushed writer-director Jonathan Darby when he made the pitch for this insulting thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 5, 2003
A lot of talent wasted in a forgettable potboiler
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 19, 2003
Hush will always find a place at sadists' film festivals.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
Popcorn pleasing fan...Lange is a scream
| Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Cast opposite Oscar-winner Jessica Lange, Paltrow makes abundantly clear her ability to compete with one of the best actresses in the business.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003
Disappointing thriller.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Given how terrible Hush is, it should be more fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A mystery without surprises, a thriller without thrills. It's too bad, really, because the movie has a few strong points.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Only Nina Foch, as the wheelchair bound granny hidden away among nuns, shows any flair for taking this into the campy domain in which it might have flourished.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film is so awful it doesn't even qualify as a B-movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Hush has three very simple problems: it's incredibly dumb, it's incredibly boring, and it's incredibly predictable (at least up to the stupefying ending).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Hush is the kind of movie where you walk in, watch the first 10 minutes, know exactly where it's going, and hope devoutly that you're wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
It is to scary movies what Sesame Street's 'the Count' is to vampires.
| Original Score: 37/100
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