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Two lawless lovers careen recklessly down the dangerous path of destruction, murder, and mayhem on their way to meeting the one person who will be their judge, jury, and executioner. Billy and Betty were the Bonnie and Clyde of their generation. But their crime spree came to an end when, after gunning down innocent victims in a violent bank robbery, Billy was apprehended by the authorities and sentenced to life in prison. Seven years later, a jurisdictional technicality states that Billy will have to be tried in a neighboring state, and Betty takes the opportunity to spring her lover during… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all given a much-needed shot of credibility by the strength of the writing and the subtlety of the directing. Losey is a talent to watch, and 'The Hide' makes for one hell of a Hollywood calling card."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"It's a good deal too stagey to work as a thriller, but the location shooting on desolate mud-flats is resonant and the twist has a sick verve. Addictive stuff."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Marek Losey's thriller The Hide is a macabre gem. It's a crude but enthralling duel with shades of Peter Schaffer's Sleuth. Shades too of Hitchcock's Rope."
‑ James Christopher, Times [UK]
"The Hide is a modestly scaled but cleverly written chamber piece."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"...the film boasts a promising opening half hour that's slowly but surely squandered..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Moody, minimalist and well-observed this is a quirky low-budget triumph for director Marek Losey."
‑ Caroline Jowett, Daily Express
"A claustrophobic, tense, ultra-low-budget British film with a neat final twist."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"An enjoyably dark, sharply written drama with strong performances from its two leads."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"For two thirds of the film, Hide plays as David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino-lite and not those filmmakers as they are today but as they were in, say, 1994."
‑ Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com
"Every time you think you've got The Hide pegged, and marked it down as one of those small British films, it twists out of reach. A play adaptation that exceeds boundaries and defies expectations."
‑ Holly Grigg-Spall, Film4
"A beguiling thriller which draws its considerably grisly strength from a first class script."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"One claustrophobic location, two men, a relationship that shifts with the flood tide... and a film that far exceeds the limitations imposed by its low budget and small scale."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
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