The Hand
The Hand (1981)

This early effort from Oliver Stone stars Michael Caine as a cartoonist whose right hand, amputated after an accident, takes on a murderous life of its own.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: April 24, 1981
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Stone's screenplay is tightly written, precise and consistent in its methods, and seemingly perfectly realized in the performances of the very good cast headed by Mr. Caine.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Inescapably cheesy.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stupid horror film that's even more pointless in its anger than Stone's 'serious' work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Hand is a very interesting psychological horror second feature of Oliver Stone who would later craft some memorable films throughout his career. However… More
Danny Rovira
A fascinating horror film of usual psychological intelligent that is really a unique character study, about a gifted cartoonist who's life comes apart when… More
Aj V
An awesome horror movie starring Michael Caine, who's not usually in horror movies, but he is a great actor and he's great in this movie. The story… More
Brian R
Oliver Stone's "The Hand" is his second attempt at the horror genre after his 1974 independent picture "Seizure" and sadly "The… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Dated, dull, silly and not scary. No gore is shown when Michael Caine's hand is severed. A silly concept. The story takes a few turns, which almost saves… More
Leo L
Great movie! This is among one of my favorite horror films of all times. A severed hand possessed by dark forces. Interesting, even for Michael Caine.