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The Hidden (1987)

HD   R Closed Captioning

Jack Sholder

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About the Movie

Daytime Emmy-nominee Michael Nouri ("The Terminal," TV's "The O.C.") and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Kyle MacLachlan (TV's "Desperate Housewives," "Twin Peaks") star as Tom Beck and Lloyd Gallagher, a pair of Los Angeles police detectives assigned to stop a crime spree being perpetrated by what seems to be an alien intruder. When detective Tom Beck is teamed with Lloyd Gallagher to solve a puzzling case, he seems to notice the same odd gait and look in Gallagher's eyes that he has seen in the criminals. What he doesn't see at first is that, like the criminals, Gallagher is not human, that he has been sent to earth to apprehend an extraterrestrial criminal in this sci-fi thriller that has become a cult classic.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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76%
  • Reviews Counted: 25
  • Fresh: 19
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A jokey sci-fi horror movie about the desperate pursuit of a vile ''thing'' from outer space. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Aug 19, 2010

Fresh: The Hidden is a well-constructed thriller, directed with swift assurance by Jack Sholder, brought down by an utterly conventional sci-fi ending. – Variety Staff, Variety, Aug 19, 2010

Fresh: 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. – Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Aug 19, 2010

Fresh: A sleeper that talks like a thriller and walks like a thriller, but has more brains than the average thriller. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 19, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The Hidden

This was was really good scary sci-fi movie of the good guy vs. the BAD ALIEN genre.. Beautifully handled effects, even though this movie was before the heavy CGI available to sci fi directors today. (Didn't you love AVATAR!!!!) Still and though, this was a great efffort especially by Kyle MacLughlin, (sorry on the spelling, I have old-timers disease)

the hidden 1987

very bad movie, just plain stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Death by...

Whereas The Lostboys gave you death by stereo, this gem serves up death by alien sex. There's tons of classic 80's sci-fi lampoons, but not enough to sink it out of cult status.

The Hidden (1987)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1988

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