The Invisible Circus (2001)



Critic Consensus: Despite Jordana Brewster's strong performance, The Invisible Circus lacks the necessary dramatic tension to be interesting. Also, the cultural and political contexts of the period are barely explored.

Movie Info

A young woman trying to better understand the fate of her sister finds herself following in her footsteps in this emotional drama. 18-year-old Phoebe (Jordanna Brewster) has been haunted by the memory of her sister Faith (Cameron Diaz), who died under mysterious circumstances while travelling through Europe several years earlier. Looking for closure, Phoebe decides to retrace her sister's journey in hopes of finding out what happened to her. In the course of her travels through France, Portugal, … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Brooks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 10, 2002
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Critic Reviews for The Invisible Circus

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (24)

Picturesque European locations, a mystery whose successive folds will be uncovered by Faith's ex-boyfriend (Christopher Eccleston, in a ratty wig he will have to live down for years), and some heavily psychological sermonizing.

Full Review… | December 9, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Strangely dispassionate and uncommitted for a movie about passionate commitment.

Full Review… | February 16, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A movie for people who are so sensitive they barely notice the feelings of others or what's going on in the world.

Full Review… | February 12, 2001
Top Critic

A woefully tame and pallid affair.

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Top Critic

The film is overnarrated and in spots overwritten, but Brooks ... does well with actors, and he has coaxed an extraordinary performance out of the young Jordana Brewster.

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Top Critic

Okay for older teens, but nothing special.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Invisible Circus

I don't know who keeps giving hippies money to make movies, but I wish they'd stop.

Marcus Woolcott

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