The Invasion Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 27, 2011
The Invasion is too solidly crafted to be genuinely bad film, but it completely fails to grip as a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 22, 2008
The Invasion is the fourth and most recent big screen adaptation of Jack Finney's 1955 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers, and hopefully it will be the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
August 20, 2007
The 1978 version was funny (Donald Sutherland's jokes, Jeff Goldblum's Jeff Goldblum-ness), spooky and unpredictable, with likable characters. This one is just as clinical as a pod person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 16, 2007
The script doesn't find ways to comment on our fearful times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2007
The Invasion is a wretched mess from start to finish, and it taints the reputations of every single person who not only appears in it, but also goes to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
August 17, 2007
The latest cinematic space invaders tale is more of a commentary on modern America than a sci-fi screamer.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 17, 2007
If the first three movies served as parables for their times, this one keeps shooting off parable rockets that fizzle out. How many references in the same movie can you have to the war in Iraq and not say anything about it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 16, 2007
The mismatched blending of Hirschbiegel's low-key horror and the Wachowski Brothers' anything-but-low-key action sequences results in a cinematic dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 17, 2007
If you're familiar with the earlier films, The Invasion is even less satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
August 17, 2007
The ads for this third, count 'em, THIRD remake of the campy 1956 classic sci-fi film 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' warn 'Do Not Trust Anyone' (yeah, who tells you to see this movie!)
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
August 16, 2007
Someone should check the basement of the studio for pods.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 16, 2007
[It's] far from the worst thriller of the year, but it's wholly lacking in reasons for being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Shoddy and soulless
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
August 26, 2007
A huge mess of celluloid that, frankly, never should have made it past the "Hey let's do BODY SNATCHERS again!" stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 15, 2007
An effective action thriller that only hints at the psychological complexity the director might have wanted.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 20, 2007
There's much to recommend here. But there are too many inconsistencies.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 22, 2007
The Invasion is almost too muddled to be truly bad, as if everyone involved hoped that a bunch of half-assed potential ideas could add up to an even passable real one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
There are some nice shocks to be had, but not enough to stop viewers from falling asleep, which is ironic considering that staying awake is an essential plot point for Kidman's character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
January 30, 2008
The Invasion saps all the spirit out of what once was a classic alien saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 4, 2011
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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January 24, 2012
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June 30, 2008
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Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

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August 17, 2007
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August 18, 2007

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August 25, 2007

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October 18, 2008
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