Hollow Man Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006


Globe and Mail
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March 19, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
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April 24, 2001

| Original Score: C+
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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January 1, 2000

Despite a wealth of special effects and direction by Paul Verhoeven, Mr. Over-the-Top himself, this movie is surprisingly inert, more dull than anything else, with little to recommend it on any level.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Robert Koehler
Variety
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January 1, 2000

Is a combo of thrills, juicy one-liners and fine star turns by Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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January 1, 2000

Ultimately the title is most revealing. It's hollow, man.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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January 1, 2000

Paul Verhoeven has in Hollow Man come up with a movie empty of purpose.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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January 1, 2000

Hollow Man is just that -- a hollow excuse for a movie.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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January 1, 2000

If not for cable and video, Hollow Man would've been an invisible film.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 1, 2000

The most surprising aspect of Hollow Man is the fact that Shue agreed to work in such garbage.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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January 1, 2000

Hollow Man is hollow is because there's a void where its imagination should be.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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January 1, 2000

[Verhoeven] just leaves you hanging.

Susan Stark
Detroit News
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January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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January 1, 2000

Hollow Man was met by hollow laughter from mocking audience members.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 1, 2000

Robert Horton
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

As Hollow Man scrambles toward its conclusion, the dialogue founders and logic retreats.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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January 1, 2000

Hollow Man does much more than just peek and grab.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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January 1, 2000

Verhoeven sets up and then fails to deliver lavish satirical ways of having fun with invisibility.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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January 1, 2000

James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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January 1, 2000

I had more interest in the secondary characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Anderson
Newsday
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January 1, 2000

The film's degree of viciousness, which certainly isn't limited to Caine's nocturnal wanderings, makes one hope Verhoeven isn't taking any potions.


Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000

Tom Keogh
Film.com
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January 1, 2000

The real invisible man here is Verhoeven, whose talent can barely be seen in Hollow Man.

Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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January 1, 2000

Hollow Man has a wicked, dirty soul -- and that's why it's special.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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January 1, 2000

It brings nothing to the party except the most simplistic elements.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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January 1, 2000

With her quick wits and stamina, [Shue] steps to the fore, and we'd watch her even if Bacon weren't invisible.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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January 1, 2000

The movie is same-old, same-old.

A.O. Scott
New York Times
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January 1, 2000

A labored, implausible piece of action-movie hack work.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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January 1, 2000

The movie proceeds by the hoariest sci-fi clichés.

John Hartl
Seattle Times
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January 1, 2000

There's so little of the Verhoeven touch in Hollow Man that it could have been directed by almost any studio hack.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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January 1, 2000

Too bad they couldn't figure out a way to make the whole movie invisible.