The Invisible Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 5, 2007
My screening presented the final reel upside down and backward; no difference whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 3, 2007
Director David S. Goyer doesn't get half the skin-crawling mileage out of the ghost factor that he could. As a result, The Invisible really isn't worth seeing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 3, 2007
They should have called this Perturbia.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 1, 2007
The drama never comes together in a smart, meaningful way; indeed, most revelations border on the banal.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
May 1, 2007
If anything, the movie is too introspective, to the point that it doesn't build enough conflict or tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 30, 2007
The only horror here is the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 30, 2007
Makes good use of its Washington state backdrop, plays around with some actual allegories and is taken seriously by all involved. But with material this ephemerally transparent, that does neither the movie nor the people involved any favors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 30, 2007
This latest recycling of foreign-grown frights shows less interest in horror than in healing.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 30, 2007
[This] wasn't screened for the press, perhaps because its poetic fantasy premise is so hard to understand. Yet originality and even a certain amount of obscurity are more appealing than formula.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
April 30, 2007
Layers of the story are jammed into the script, but what might work as a narrative device in a novel -- the spirit guiding readers through Nick's revelations -- is just plain ridiculous in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
April 30, 2007
It's all, y'know, such a deep metaphor for alienation, man, especially since nobody truly 'sees' Annie for who she really is. And yes, you are supposed to take this all extremely seriously.
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2007
The Invisible is little more than an extended excuse for a soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 30, 2007
Even ghost stories aren't allowed to be so ludicrous as to show a gut-shot character carrying on as if suffering from nothing worse than a mild wedgie, or a guy trying to drag his own body to safety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 30, 2007
A fully felt, decently crafted teen B-movie melodrama, plenty preposterous in places but alive to the vibrant miseries of being young and misunderstood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 28, 2007
Plays like a very special episode of The OC.