Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)


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Critic Consensus: It boasts an intriguing cast and the special effects were groundbreaking, but they can't compensate for Memoirs of an Invisible Man's sadly pedestrian script.

Movie Info

In the film adapted from a book by H.F. Saint, securities analyst Nick Halloway (Chevy Chase) is accidentally turned invisible and thereafter pursued by a crazed CIA agent (Sam Neill) who wishes to recruit him for government service. Halloway tries to escape, and gains help from a filmmaker (Daryl Hannah).

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: H.F. Saint, William Goldman, Dana Olsen, Robert Collector
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Warner Home Video


as Nick Halloway

as Alice Monroe

as David Jenkins

as George Talbot

as Warren Singleton

as Dr. Bernard Wachs

as Morrissey

as Gomez

as Clellan

as Drunk Businessman

as Cab Driver

as Cathy DiTolla

as Roger Whitman

as Patrick the Bartende...

as Edward Schneiderman

as Chairman of the Hous...

as News Anchor

as Mrs. Coulson

as Delivery Boy

as Maitre d'

as Helicopter Pilot

as Man Who Hails Taxi

as Technician

as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Memoirs of an Invisible Man

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A solid sci-fi movie, suffering only from a terrible marketing campaign.

September 16, 2005
7M Pictures

The first film to be released by the pod person John Carpenter, after the real one was abducted by aliens.

September 14, 2005

They couldn't go wrong with The Invisible Man could they? Yes, they could.

July 21, 2004
Juicy Cerebellum


April 18, 2004
Chico Enterprise-Record

As ever Carpenter's execution falls short of his concept.

January 29, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Memoirs of an Invisible Man


Not your typical Carpenter film this and certainly not your typical Chevy Chase film either. Everyone knows the basic premise for 'The Invisible Man' and this film is based on a novel so there aren't too many surprises along the way.

I think the casting of Chase was wrong for the film really, he does add a nice light touch but he doesn't fit the seriousness of it all. You can't help but think Dan Aykroyd or Eugene Levy will pop up and crack a few visual gags. Chase does charm well, adding a gentle feeling but the addition of Hannah as his love interest really doesn't help, she is so so wet and lame, turns the whole thing into real mush.

Effects wise the film is quite good and at the time they did make an impact. Nothing original looking back of course, all the usual type of visual gags and transparency problems one would expect, but some sequences do look good still. Its more enjoyable to watch the special effects knowing no CGI was used, that does make you appreciate the work more and some of it is kinda cute these days.

A pleasant film with no real surprises or much originality. Expect to see the typical bandaged man look a few times, can't have an invisibility flick without the obligatory bandaged man, makes you wonder where he got all the bandages. Also gotta wonder where he gets all the clothes and smoking jacket type attire from, the Claude Rains film really set a trend there.

Bottom line, Chase is the good invisible guy and Sam Neill is the bad CIA guy after him. Personally the offer of being a top undercover spy working for Uncle Sam doesn't sound too bad if you ask me, dunno what Chase's character is complaining about. A wander into mainstream Hollywood type affairs for Carpenter without his usual quirky mysterious thrills. Nice film but nothing to shout about.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Another Chevy Chase's film, that could be much better. Despite the special effects, and chilling story, Memoirs is not so funny. But is memorable, for me, at least. Weak.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

a john carpenter film, so much is expected, but totally undermined by the lead, doing a bad bogie ...

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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