Griff the Invisible Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine
October 17, 2013
It's a film that asks potent questions about important topics, but will first and foremost charm viewers with its oddball humour and romanticism. Griff the Invisible is a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emily Estep
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
Griff The Invisible explores the personal angle of vigilante justice, adding a unique spin to the superhero genre with heartfelt moments and relatability.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 16, 2011
Struggles heroically, but unsuccessfully, to strike a balance between whimsy and pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 9, 2011
It's shaggy, but its modest charms make up for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Singer
IFC.com
September 5, 2011
I'm all for ambiguity in films, but it doesn't feel like writer/director Leon Ford left Griff and his underlying issues vague on purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
September 2, 2011
I'd take 10 more Green Lanterns over one more wannabe-superhero flick.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 2, 2011
Griff seems a little too psychologically damaged to laugh at. On the other hand, for a drama, his behavior is way too silly to take seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2011
It tries too hard to be eccentric, kooky. So hard, it can be downright annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 1, 2011
Mopey-but-sweet Australian entry in the Kick-Ass homemade superhero sweepstakes.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
August 27, 2011
There are moments of pure magic when we actually feel ourselves letting go of the limitations of the real world and find ourselves -- if only for a fleeting moment -- believing in Griff's world.
Top Critic
John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 25, 2011
Something clicks here. Physically as well as verbally, these kids are speaking their own language.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
August 25, 2011
The touches of magical realism begin to feel gimmicky. By the final frame, this romance never feels real enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
August 24, 2011
First-time director Leon Ford has the Australian shaggy dog comedy style down pat; now he just needs an empowering idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
August 19, 2011
A superhero wannabe fights the forces of loneliness and alienation in this uneven Aussie indie.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 19, 2011
Something about this feature never ignites.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
August 19, 2011
A cheerfully offbeat Aussie take on superhero movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
August 19, 2011
Whether you buy the things these people do probably depends on your tolerance for adorable psychotic breaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
August 19, 2011
It's a movie that works so hard to be quirky it fails to get us onside with the main character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2011
There's critical wit behind the appealingly eccentric romance on display in "Griff the Invisible" as it comically dismantles our superhero-worshiping culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 19, 2011
Though hardly ground-breaking, this whimsical Australian entry is just endearing enough to stand out from the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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