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Hush (1998)



Critic Consensus: A ridiculous but wholly predictable potboiler with performances ranging from comatose to hysterical.

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Jonathan Darby made his directorial debut with this thriller, set in Kentucky (but filmed in Orange County, VA). Jackson Baring (Johnathon Schaech) wants his girlfriend, Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), to meet his mother, Martha (Jessica Lange), so he brings her home for Christmas to Kilronan, their sumptuous Kentucky estate and horse farm. Later, after Helen gets pregnant, they marry and return to Kilronan to have the baby, but Martha aggressively intrudes and manipulates, telling obstetrician Dr. Hill (Hal Holbrook) how to deal with the birth and forbidding Helen from seeing Jackson's invalid granny, Alice (Nina Foch). After learning some of Martha's past history from Alice, Helen soon decides she must make an escape from her demented mother-in-law. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

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Jessica Lange
as Martha Baring
Johnathon Schaech
as Jackson Baring
Nina Foch
as Alice Baring
Kaiulani Lee
as Sister O'Shaughnessy
Hal Holbrook
as Dr. Hill
Richard Lineback
as Hal Bentall
Richard Kohn
as Clayton Richards
Faith Potts
as Georgina Richards
Tom Story
as Priest
Jolene Carroll
as Church Warden
Joe Inscoe
as Doctor
Lenny Steinline
as Paramedic
Rick Gray
as Banker
Tom Holmes
as Auctioneer
Charles Thomas Baxter
as Racing Enthusiast
Jayne Hess
as Nursing Home Nun
Sarah Elspas
as Helen's Baby
Rebecca Elspas
as Helen's Baby
Jacob Elspas
as Helen's Baby
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Critic Reviews for Hush

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (12)

Hush is recycled junk - campy fun at times but total trash.

January 8, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hush is gussied up by its classy distaff cast members, but remains trashy all the same.

March 26, 2009

Jessica Lange establishes a spark of interest in this psychological thriller with her giggly demonic performance. But the film never adds up to anything more than an elaborate tease.

October 4, 2007 | Full Review…

Absolutely awful.

September 24, 2004 | Rating: 1/5
Top Critic

The film is so awful it doesn't even qualify as a B-movie.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/5

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).

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hush

Yes, the acting is pretty bad, but I like it.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Engaging in the most minimal way and ending on the most ludicrous note, Hush is one film that both the actors and the audiences are more than willing to forget.

Ilyaas Hussain
Ilyaas Hussain

Super Reviewer


silly mess of a movie

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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