Hide and Seek
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"Come out, come out, wherever you are!" That command is familiar to everyone who has played the children's game, Hide and Seek. The words and game take us back to an innocent carefree time in our lives, where the simple goal was to find hiding playmates. Many children could even enjoy a spirited game with imaginary friends. But then, imaginary friends can sometimes seem so real...for young Emily Callaway, her games of Hide and Seek with an imaginary friend named Charlie have become anything but simple and innocent. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of a series of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A tawdry cocktail of red herrings, cheap psychology, and shameless horror-movie tropes."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Follows no semblance of internal logic."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"Older teens may enjoy; too creepy for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Shameless in its appropriation of incidents and atmosphere from earlier horror movies, with De Niro giving one of the emptier performances of his latter-day career."
‑ Kurt Loder, MTV
"A lame showcase for DeNiro's monotonous blankness and the hysterics of Fanning."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The movie goes down the tubes in the last third."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"I think it's just so well made, so well photographed."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The movie starts out as one thing and suddenly jumps the tracks into something else. Then there's the question of credibility that this abrupt switch invites."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"The best way to tell when things are getting bleak is to check Dakota Fanning's face. When she starts to look like a poached egg, that's when you better hide."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"What starts out as a promising take on a very serious issue is minced into another standard Hollywood offering."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"[An] idiotic, yawn-a-minute thriller."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Through its first two-thirds, at least, Hide and Seek does a good enough job of piquing our curiosity that the movie's ultimate dumbness is more than a minor insult."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"This movie has more red herrings than an Agatha Christie novel combined with the aquarium downtown. The real question is, 'How did this stinker attract such a big name cast?'"
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"The 'surprise' ending in Hide and Seek is not only unreasonable, but also downright unoriginal."
‑ Uri Lessing, eFilmCritic.com
"Hide and Seek may be the most extreme illustration yet of the fears a father faces about his daughter's potential suitors. It's sheer stupidity."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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