The Invisible Circus Reviews

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Michael Thomson
BBC.com
April 16, 2001
A credible portrait of an era, and draws in its tensions and conflicts with quite some power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 6, 2001
A soul-satisfying film about one young woman's rite of initiation into adulthood.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
February 12, 2001
Although well cast and acted, the movie doesn't amount to much. Still, it is an enjoyable enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
February 7, 2001
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.
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
February 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2001
Part beautifully shot European travelogue and part moving exploration of the darker side of the hippie era's rabid idealism.

E! Online
February 2, 2001
This cinematic big top is worth the price of admission.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 1, 2001
Mostly through Brewster's central, focusing performance, it brings back the time of youth gone mad with possibility.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 1, 2001
It's Diaz's movie as she tramps in and out of various flashbacks. She really sparkles.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 1, 2001
The sisters cut to the heart.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
February 1, 2001
This modest project is all about atmosphere and reflection, and, as such, it is successful.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 1, 2001
An absorbing story about hope, youthful ardency and shattered illusions that creates a bonding empathy between the audience and its pensive young heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 9, 2001
Brewster has us caught up in her adventure, making us empathize with her conflicts and compulsions.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Okay for older teens, but nothing special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 18, 2006
Adam Brooks' film is a total miss, both as a potentially intriguing look into the tumultuous politics of the 1960s and 1970s and as a coming of age of a girl obsessed with her sister's mysterious death
Full Review | Original Score: D

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 3, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
January 12, 2004
Whenever Brooks hits a stride, the mystery element takes over, and that crudely formed aspect of the film overwhelms what is fully functional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
April 28, 2003
Cameron Diaz and Christopher Eccleston? Good. Jordana Brewster? Actorly indication, stilted line readings and nostril-flaring petulance. The result? A bad day at the Circus.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 10, 2002
By the time the uninspiring finale occurs the audience is completely lost in boredom and longing for the credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 19, 2008
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Neil Norman
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
For fans of any of the performers involved, it should be a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 30, 2001
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
February 8, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
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