50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The kind of movie where you walk in, watch the first 10 minutes, know exactly where it's going, and hope devoutly that you're wrong.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This trashy, overwrought thriller gets itself worked up into a fine, sleazy lather that recalls the matricidal glories "Die! Die! My Darling!" and "You'll Like My Mother", then wimps out at the end.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
[Lange] does give the movie the only excitement it possesses -- the frisson of a hideous thrill -- but it's still an excruciating embarrassment.
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38

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
t's far too soon for an actress as vital as Jessica Lange to stoop to Bette Davis-Joan Crawford horror-hag histrionics. [6 Mar 1998, pg.04D]
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Hush, which is an absurdly bad mixture of "Rosemary's Baby" and any Bette Davis movie from the 1960s, seems to be a classic case of a grasping mother trying to possess her beloved son.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Lange seems at a loss to know how to convey Martha's malevolence -- and writer-director Jonathan Darby offers almost no guidance.
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Hush has three very simple problems: it's incredibly dumb, it's incredibly boring, and it's incredibly predictable (at least up to the stupefying ending).
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25

Christian Science Monitor

Lange and Paltrow give it their all, but they can't save this one from plot holes, continuity mistakes, and heartlessness.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Darby and co-screenwriter Michael Cristofer ("Breaking Up") telegraph every available bit of plot seemingly hours before it's necessary, resulting in a tawdry, boring mish-mash of genre clich├ęs and arched eyebrows.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
When you watch this failed horror thriller -- which has been under studio doctors' care for some two years, undergoing futile title changes and reshoots -- there's no respite from the odor of flop sweat stinking up the screen.
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18 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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