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A cop discovers that there's something unusual about his new partner in this unusual sci-fi thriller. A seemingly well-mannered stock broker one day snaps, robbing a bank, stealing a Ferrari, and driving straight into a police barricade without any thought for his own safety, and he's mowed down by a hail of bullets. The detective assigned to the case, Tom Beck (Michael Nouri), thinks that he notices a strange look in the eye of the thief, but when FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) informs Tom that he's also been assigned to the case, he thinks that he sees the same… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Hidden is a well-constructed thriller, directed with swift assurance by Jack Sholder, brought down by an utterly conventional sci-fi ending."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Too predictable, and even though wickedly fun at times, it's only halfway as awesome as it might have been."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"A fast and furious blast of sci-fi action that was obviously inspired by The Terminator."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"The Hidden is uninspired but still reasonably good fun for action movie and sci-fi fans."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"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"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"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."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"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."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Fun yet predictable spin on the evil-alien-jumping-from-human-body-to-body-and-the-good-alien-out-to-kill-it genre."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Superior B-movie fare cleverly disguised as a Terminator rip-off."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"A jokey sci-fi horror movie about the desperate pursuit of a vile ''thing'' from outer space."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A sleeper that talks like a thriller and walks like a thriller, but has more brains than the average thriller."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"What could have been a great sci-fi horror flick with awesome effects priorities talky buddy-cop thriller and alien comedy clichés"
‑ Andreas Samuelson, Slasherpool
"It has action, science fiction, horror, splatter, elaborate chase sequences, quirks, and even a spot-on (and to the point) critique of country music."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An interesting s-f, crime thriller. Fast-paced, action-packed and most enjoyable."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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