Hide and Seek does
what it sets out to do fairly skillfully. It builds up a sense
of unease and the typical gotcha moments, with figures suddenly
appearing from behind closed doors or through windows.
Without giving away the plot and big twist,
they make you watch a story that tricks you until the very end.
In short, they mislead you.
The picture relies on its effects and performances
with scary music. It's more fun to figure out the plot as you
I enjoyed most of the film.
Robert DeNiro turns in a paycheck performance
in Hide and Seek, a psychological/ supernatural thrill
not, whose only assets the troubled Dakota Fanning.
This picture has problems from the get
go and is aided by clumsy directing, a bad script, and a twist
ending that is liable to have most of the audience yelling at
the screen as the credits roll by.
For gullible movie viewers only.
Hide and Seek
is a concocted mystery thriller that cheats.
The story is arranged in such a way as
to reveal as little as possible.
The subject matter about the psychological
abuse of a child is not handled in a serious and sensitive manner
and is used as a plot device to enable a surprise climax that
takes the wind out of this movie, leaving it heartless, disappointing,