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Hide and Seek

Released Aug 30, 2013 1h 47m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 62% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Strange symbols and worsening nightmares plague an already troubled man after he tries to solve his estranged brother's disappearance. Read More Read Less
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Anton Bitel Sight & Sound first-time director Huh Jung shows a real mastery of pacing, atmosphere and tension as well as a thematic engagement with the destructive power of material acquisitiveness. Dec 19, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's entertaining in the creepy way it plays out as a home invasion flick against an unlikable materialistic family. Rated: B- Jul 17, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This is my house. A family consisting of a married couple and their two kids need to move and get into a better area. When they move into their new home, strange things start happening around them, including people start dying. Initially, the husband's long lost brother is believed to be behind the occurrences, but it may be more complicated than the family can believe. "I'll appear before you. I'm not a ghost." Jung Huh delivers Hide and Seek in his directorial debut. The storyline for this picture is very intricate and well delivered. The film starts heading in one direction and quickly becomes more complicated and involved. The character development and evolution is very good and the acting is very solid. The cast includes Mi-Seon Jeon, Jung-Hee Moon, and Hyeon-Ju Son. "My dad shivers in rage." Hide and Seek was a movie I came across on Netflix that had an interesting plot and seemed like a worthwhile thriller. This was as good as I hoped. If you're looking for a unique thriller with several twists, this is perfect. I strongly recommend seeing this film. "Please save us from evil." Grade: A- Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable stalk and slash mystery thriller that is reminiscent of the early works of John Carpenter and Wes Craven. A somewhat unoriginal script is bolstered by energetic performances and stylistic direction which keeps the viewer on edge. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing cinematography, strong story and characters- only thing i wasn't a fan of was the premise of the twist and the character type that played it. Other then that- very much kudos all around. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A wealthy Korean man investigates the disappearance of his estranged stepbrother from a slum apartment complex; could he have been a serial killer? Although it's burdened by a large number of horror movie cliches and illogical behaviors, this K-horror also has enough mystery and psychological layers to earn a mild recommendation. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member The pacing and the mounting mysteries are what make it work. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review jesse o In many ways I thought this was a pretty good movie. It's well-paced, good atmosphere that generates some creepy moments. Ultimately, however, I think the story, while there's a good idea behind it, isn't really as satisfying as it could have been. First of all the family the villain is going after is fairly unlikable, so it's really hard to care what happens to them once their lives are in real danger. I do think, however, that the movie does a good job at diverting attention away from who the real villain is by throwing in a red herring that is present throughout most of the film. They do a great job at it because they actually spend considerable time developing this and giving the character that is believed to be the killer, the main character's brother, motivation to want to go after his adopted brother's family. So in that regard, the movie works because they spend so much time developing this part of it that you believe that this must really be what's going on. Meanwhile giving you clues as to who the real villain is. That part of the film was well-executed and smart. I don't have a problem with the reveal of the actual villain other than the fact that there's a few holes once your really think about it. The person who really did these things wasn't as tall as the person they showed committing these crimes. In fact, it was obvious that it was a completely different person. They tried to justify it by having the real villain wearing as baggy clothes as possible to give off a similar appearance to the person they cast to do the stunts. But it doesn't work, it's obvious that it's two different people. That's insulting to my intelligence. I can SEE that it's not the same person. Hell, I can notice that they're not even the same gender. Yet you want me to buy into your 'twist'. Fuck no. I think that definitely kept the movie from being better, at least in my mind. I did like the villain's materialistic motivations for doing what they did, but I needed just a little bit more than that. This certainly has its moments, and some good acting, but poor characterization and an incredibly insulting twist/reveal keeps this movie from being better than it should've been. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Strange symbols and worsening nightmares plague an already troubled man after he tries to solve his estranged brother's disappearance.
Director
Huh Jung
Producer
Kim Mi-hee, Kim Dal-jung
Screenwriter
Huh Jung
Distributor
CJ Entertainment
Production Co
Studio Dream Capture
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Korean
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 30, 2013, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 10, 2014
Runtime
1h 47m
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