• PG-13, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Marilyn Agrelo
    In Theaters:
    May 6, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 1, 2011
  • IFC Films


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An Invisible Sign Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a plodding, consistently tedious waste of time...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 26, 2013
Brian Orndorf

Agrelo bumbles the mystery and borderline insanity of the material. What should be a bold depiction of a frazzled mind is instead a bewildering feature with a tenuous hold on human concerns.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2011
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Agrelo clumsily attempts to play jaunty larkiness against somber situations.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2011
Brent Simon
Screen International

A soupy, entirely unconvincing grab bag of unmotivated behaviors and unearned emotional payoffs, An Invisible Sign feels like part of some woebegone, misguided stab at indie credibility and image adjustment for Jessica Alba.

Full Review Source: Screen International | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 10, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Alba certainly tries her best at portraying not just a beauty but also a beautiful mind, yet very few things add up despite director Marilyn Agrelo's efforts.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

May 7, 2011
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Lukewarm dramedy is OK for teens but lacks power.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

May 6, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Cuter than a basket of puppies licking a litter of kittens, "An Invisible Sign" is an excruciatingly whimsical collision of adult themes and kid-friendly aesthetic.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

May 6, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

The film is a puzzling mix of sentiment, black humor, and loads and loads of nonsensical behavior.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 0.5/4

May 6, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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What's the sign for boredom?

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 6, 2011
Edward Douglas

Simply put, An Invisible Sign is one of the worst movies we've seen in a very, very long time.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 2.5/10

May 5, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Strictly recommended for those who love their movies quirky, in monstrously large doses.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 5, 2011
John Anderson
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Offhandedly charming, if a bit labored in its eccentricity.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 5, 2011
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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When an errant ax lands in Alba's thigh, the film goes from inept to kind of brilliantly bad; it's a teachable moment, though lessons learned may vary.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

May 3, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Jessica Alba gets plain-Jane crazy for An Invisible Sign, a syrupy A Beautiful Mind redux.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 3, 2011
Harvey S. Karten

Too twee to be effective.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C+

May 2, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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