Hide and Seek (2021) Movie Review

Director: Joel David Moore

Writer: Joel David Moore (Screenplay) Jung Huh (Original Screenplay)

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joe Pantoliano, Jacinda Barrett, Mustafa Shakir, Geoffrey Owens, Marchella Lentz-Pope, Quinn McColgan

Plot: When a wealthy businessman follows a lead to find his missing brother, he dives headlong into a twisted underworld of squatters and vagrants that threatens to tear apart his family as he struggles to maintain his sanity.

Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Hide and Seek starts when a wealthy businessman Noah Blackwell (Meyers) starts looking into the mystery about his missing brother, known to have lived in the underworld of squatters in New York city.

As Noah starts diving deeper into the mystery his connection Collin Carmichael (Pantoliano) fills in the gaps, only for his obsession with the truth, sends him down a dangerous path, where he will question his own reality.

Thoughts on Hide and Seek

ThoughtsHide and Seek is a crime thriller horror that will see the man searching for answers about what happened to his brother, only to learn of a squatter network within a building, that holds darker secrets than he is prepared to understand. This will dive into the keeping us guessing world, as we are caught in between worlds of what is going on, making us want to learn more about this underworld, while not giving too much away along the way. The mystery comes around who this mysterious figure is, as the obsession about learning the truth is back in place. We could easily have had a deeper entry into the squatter world, which would have made us want to know more about the world, rather than just dipping the toes in. the performances are solid enough, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers showing us a man on the edge, even if the rest of the characters are played into the typical roles you would expect. This will keep you entertained for the short runtime, even if you might feel like you want might.

Final Thoughts Hide and Seek is an interesting mystery that will offer us a twisted world to enter.

Leave a Reply