Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek (2005)

"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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

A tawdry cocktail of red herrings, cheap psychology, and shameless horror-movie tropes.

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

Follows no semblance of internal logic.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Older teens may enjoy; too creepy for kids.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The movie goes down the tubes in the last third.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think it's just so well made, so well photographed.

Harry Haun
Film Journal International

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

[An] idiotic, yawn-a-minute thriller.

Stephanie Zacharek

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.

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Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

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?'

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not bad little thriller let down by a dingy twist at the end. Dakota is a little understated here, but can see why by the end. Not the best movie ever, but… More
Albert Kim
i guessed the ending... yeah, when the movie is completely dependent on the ending like this (saw movies) and you predict the ending, it has nothing going for… More
Alex roy
Hide and Seek is a predictable and mediocre thriller that not even the good performances by Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning can salvage. The film had a good… More
Dead Angel
Story about a mental :| But it was nice. That kid Dakota Fanning is awesome.
Bethany Murphy
Unexpected twists and exceptional performances. Creepy and cleverly written. A must see!
Wahida K
Robert De Niro is such a random actor. This Movie kept me wondering, then the surprise. . But it was a tiny bit strange to see Dakota playing a role of… More