Parents' Guide to

Hide and Seek

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Older teens may enjoy; too creepy for kids.

Movie R 2005 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

A recurring theme of suicide which younger viewers shouldn't really be exposed to.
age 13+

Not bad

I thought it was good . I like movies like this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (16 ):

HIDE AND SEEK features strong acting, and the film's quiet scenes are more terrifying than on-screen mayhem. Most of the movie comprises a slow but steady-paced thriller with the camera drinking in little Emily's eerie stare and propensity for standing in the doorway whenever something spooky is happening. The last twenty minutes of the movie will satisfy audiences looking for a cathartic terror and a good twist. For some jaded audiences, however, the ending might seem self-conscious, forced, and dragged-out, especially when Charlie's secret is revealed.

Robert De Niro gives a solid but uninspired performance, and Dakota Fanning does a lovely job in this movie, out-acting the grown-ups with breathtaking grace and dignity. She genuinely seems to break, well, just like a little girl during the big showdown.

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