#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Hide and Seek revolves around a widower and his daughter. They move to upstate and Emily soon creates an imaginary friend named Charlie… but this act takes an unexpected and terrifying turn, where her father and doctor start to worry about Emily’s gruesome habits.
Plot: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife’s suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ‘Charlie’, but it isn’t long before ‘Charlie’ develops a sinister and violent side, and as David struggles with his daughter’s growing emotional problems, he comes to the frightening realisation that ‘Charlie’ isn’t just a figment of Emily’s imagination.
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A classic underachiever.
Maybe Robert De Niro’s doctor in Godsend (2004) went to the same medical school of horrors as his Dr. David Callaway in Hide and Seek, this year’s De Niro toss away film, from which he deposits his considerable paycheck along with cash from Meet the Fockers. Why he doesn’t concentrate his fortune and connections (as Clint Eastwood does) to craft an artful small film that would allow his acting gifts is the only mystery for me from his prolific but arguably spotty career.
Young Emily Callaway (Dakota Fanning) has lost her mother (Amy Irving) to suicide. Psychologist dad moves her to an older, rambling house in the woods in upstate New York to start a new life. Not new are the abundant clichés of the horror film: the suspicious neighbors, whom director John Polson makes as creepy as possible; the questionable sheriff; the doors leading to scares; the mutilated dolls; Emily’s imaginary friend, Charlie, who appears to be causing numberless offenses in the house; and knives placed as objects of intrinsic interest; and a vulnerable girl friend, Elizabeth (Elisabeth Shue). I stopped counting, for the film is one extended cliché after another.
The interest for serious filmgoers might be the depiction of the psychological stat after a loss to suicide. Whatever the term might be such as “post-traumatic stress disorder syndrome,” the film does a credible job showing how difficult it is for Emily to lead a normal life after the loss of her mother (and for her father as well). While there are echoes of Stephen King (The Shining’s “Here’s Johnny” comes to mind) and Hitchcock (think shower scene), there is no comparison in quality with those classics. The audience at the preview enjoyed some of the stock shock moments behind the many closed doors. Hide and Seek will titillate horror fans but disappoint discerning film buffs, who look for some believable edge and innovation.
Milton in Paradise Lost expressed the descent from happiness to despair: “Farewell happy fields, Where joy forever dwells: hail, horrors!” Hide and Seek is not a classic horror film; it is a classic underachiever.
Robert De Niro: Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Not a terribly original Summary, I know (the phrase has been used about 10 times on the review pages for this movie), but *Hide and Seek* is not a terribly original movie. If the filmmakers feel that they can be so lazy, why the hell can’t I?
After an opening scene loaded with faux-portentous overtones (an unrecognizable Amy Irving saying goodnight to her tucked-in daughter), we’re treated to a crib from Kubrick’s *Shining*: a lone vehicle wending its way through a mountainous countryside. Cue “dark” music. Then cue rambling new boondocks abode — haunted, presumably. Turns out that Amy Irving (spoiler?) has committed suicide. Therefore, widower Robert De Niro — a (spoiler?) psychologist — absconds with his disturbed 9-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning in a totally unrealistic performance) to upstate New York, to “get away from the City, from bad memories” blah blah blah.
Look — I really don’t have the heart to provide the usual synopsis. All I have energy for — and this movie is so tiresome it simply drains the life out of you — is to warn you away from it. Don’t let the flashy cast sucker you in: Elisabeth “Nice Cleavage” Shue is barely in the thing; Famke Janssen is barely in the thing; Dylan Baker is barely in the thing. And Robert De Niro is just sleepwalking. In my review for *Meet the Fockers* I advised De Niro to play King Lear or its contemporary equivalent, and to do it fast. *Hide and Seek* is not what I had in mind, Mr. De Niro! He doesn’t even bother to conceal his utter boredom: mumbling his lines, totally “out of the scene”, as actors say, walking around with that pained grimace on his face. . . . Enough already! At least Brando had the decency to basically retire, popping up only for the occasional lucrative cameo when his expenses started outpacing his royalties. De Niro, Method veteran that he is, perhaps ought to follow his mentor’s example, if this sort of effort is all that he can muster these days. These aren’t very nice comments, but when one is confronted with the fact that De Niro’s last good movie, was *Heat* back in 1995, it’s time to call a spade a spade.
As for director John Polson, hey, dude, how about an original idea? I don’t know who wrote the script (I guess I could’ve looked it up, but I just don’t care), but the writers and Polson dredge up every cliché involving Strange Old Houses, Strange New Neighborhoods, Creepy Children Who Might Have Spiritual Powers, and Tell-Tale Psychology in the entire catalog of such nonsense. Heck, De Niro keeps waking up at the same time in the middle of the night, just like that James Brolin did in *Amityville Horror*, and when you’re cribbing *Amityville Horror*, you may as well hang it up. There’s about five minutes of mystery in the movie when we wonder if Fanning’s imaginary friend “Charlie” is real or not (Charlie’s pranks are too physically substantial to warrant speculation that It’s All A Dream), but it becomes embarrassingly clear what’s really going on far too quickly for any real suspense to get generated. Red herrings in the plot are obvious, and exist only to stretch out the film’s running-time to feature-length. In fact, the movie’s final “plot twist” should occur to you before you fork over your Hamilton at the box office. It certainly occurred to me. “Is this going to be THAT kind of movie?” I murmured to myself. Sadly, it was.
1 star out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director John Polson
Writer Ari Schlossberg
Actors Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue
Country Germany, USA
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations.
Production Company Fox 2000 Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)