• TheMovieVampire

    ★★½ Watched by TheMovieVampire 07 Oct, 2014

    Director Curtis Hanson has had a pretty wacky career all told. He started out making B-grade comedies like Losin’ It, then became the maker of slick if schlocky and dated Hollywood thrillers, then out of nowhere he became a legitimate prestige filmmaker in the late 90s and early 2000s when he made L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys, and 8 Mile but then kind of fell apart again and has only made mediocrities in the ensuing years. The film I’m looking at…

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★½ Added by Bill Shannon

    A quietly creepy stalker thriller with a no-nonsense approach. We know that Rebecca DeMornay is bad, but no one else can see it. A bitchy friend and a mentally unstable man know, but she quickly disposes of them, and it is infuriating to watch, being an omniscient audience.

    She concocts ways of people unsuspectingly getting into trouble with other people, and playing them against each other. And no one possibly suspects it because she is outwardly so sweet.

    Of course,…

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  • Daph Bajas

    ★★ Rewatched by Daph Bajas 06 Sep, 2014

    The killer nanny in meticulous, oogling Hanson ennui. There's early craft display, but lacking fire from the cast makes its a slow burn. Zima and Moore makes recall, and de Mornay gets to show steely blonde coyness. Mundane tho. C

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  • Mirthbound

    ★★★★ Watched by Mirthbound 04 Aug, 2014

    Oh for real... homegirl speared her through the window.

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  • AntonioGalian

    ★★★★ Rewatched by AntonioGalian 04 Aug, 2014

    Mi yo de 10 años la sigue gozando. Mi yo de ahora le ve todos los fallos pero a ese gran villano hay que amarlo.

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  • Richard Harris

    ★★★ Watched by Richard Harris 19 Mar, 2014

    Exactly the right level of idiotic.

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  • Luana Gomes

    ★★★★½ Added by Luana Gomes

    Obsession at its finest. A Must see

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  • Thief12

    ★★½ Rewatched by Thief12 29 Dec, 2013

    Didn't really have much to do this afternoon and ended up watching this on cable. Hadn't seen it in a decade, probably, but I was surprised to see it has held up better than other films from the same era. Most of it is thanks to Rebecca DeMornay's mischievous performance. It isn't devoid of most of the typical 90's tropes that lead it to end like a run-of-the-mill slasher, but it's still a serviceable thriller.

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  • nicksav

    ★★½ Added by nicksav

    It's very silly at times, with a few glaring plot holes, and the kid is very very annoying, but Rebecca DeMornay delivers a wonderfully psychotic performance as the nanny out for revenge.

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  • Luke Pauli

    ★★★★ Watched by Luke Pauli 13 Nov, 2013

    I imagine this is the scariest film for parents to watch (outside of Alvin and the Chipmunks, but for different reasons). Entrusting the care of your child to an outsider, who actually turns out to be the angry wife of the doctor who killed himself after you accused him of sexual misconduct, the stress of which then caused her to have a miscarriage, desperate for revenge. You know, that old chestnut. Directed by Curtis Hanson, The Hand that Rocks the…

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  • landskip

    ★★★½ Rewatched by landskip 09 Nov, 2013

    A very well made thriller, though the characters are rather bland. Rebecca De Mornay is excellent as the vengeful nanny, and a scene in a public bathroom stall is terrific.

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  • Ryan Clark

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ryan Clark 08 Oct, 2013 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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