The Hidden 1987

Critics score:
77 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: A jokey sci-fi horror movie about the desperate pursuit of a vile ''thing'' from outer space. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: A sleeper that talks like a thriller and walks like a thriller, but has more brains than the average thriller. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: Too predictable, and even though wickedly fun at times, it's only halfway as awesome as it might have been. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Powered by a driving rock score, this is by turns sleek, reckless, and smoothly effective, like a Ferrari with a psycho killer at the wheel. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The Hidden is a well-constructed thriller, directed with swift assurance by Jack Sholder, brought down by an utterly conventional sci-fi ending. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: Its virtues are ones that you almost never encounter in movies of this sort; it's really a unique little item -- if there's such a thing as punk soulfulness, then this movie has it. Read more