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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Robert De Niro
Dakota Fanning
Famke Janssen
Elisabeth Shue
Amy Irving
Dylan Baker
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John Polson
Screenwriters
Ari Schlossberg
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Hide And Seek
Too much schlock and not enough shock in this seen-it-before MPD thriller.


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Plot
In shock after his wife's suicide, psychologist David Callaway (De Niro) tries to start afresh, moving to a new home with troubled daughter Emily (Fanning). Things appear to be going well - until Emily introduces him to Charlie, her murderous new pretend-friend.


Verdict
Hide And Seek tries to follow in The Shining's footsteps but ends up lost in a labyrinth of banality. Aside from some effectively understated acting from the leads, there's not much to remember or recommend.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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