The Invisible Man Reviews

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October 8, 2020
The whole production is rather crudely devised, with American accents allowed to intrude disturbingly on the English setting... On the other hand, Hollywood must take full credit for the film's technical ingenuity, which is indeed remarkable.
October 8, 2020
Mr. Wells's original idea had the element of humour as well as stark terror in it; in the film the humour misses all its glorious opportunities and the terror is robbed.
October 8, 2020
Good for some shivers... hardly as effective on the screen as in on print.
October 8, 2020
The Invisible Man is not on the whole as terrifying as the rest of the hobgoblin genre... But it is considerably more entertaining at least from the point of view of those of us who can get only a limited pleasure out of being scared to death.
October 8, 2020
James Whale's direction is excellent.
October 8, 2020
What makes this good entertainment is the fact that the tension is relieved by much comedy.
October 8, 2020
It must be confessed that it serves its purpose as an eerie and horrifying melodrama.
October 8, 2020
Above all, what stands out in the film is the mastery with which, without becoming ridiculous or absurd, the protagonist is introduced. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2020
Under the supervision of James Whale, the director of "Frankenstein" and "The Old Dark House" the doings of the Invisible Man have been set forth with extraordinary realism.
October 8, 2020
The best of the horror sagas, being imaginatively and emotionally satisfying and having a hero who is a great success by being continually out of sight.
October 8, 2020
The photography is cleverly done, and conveys a most macabre effect on occasions.
October 8, 2020
Claude Rains gives a convincing study in the title role.
October 8, 2020
Tense and packed with a thrill-punch.
October 8, 2020
A marvel of film technique.
February 28, 2020
'30s book-based science fiction tale has violence.
June 6, 2019
This thriller falters between grim humor and silly comedy. Adapted from the II. C. Wells novel, it has an amusing and legitimate British feeling in its early scenes.
June 5, 2016
Blessed with some greatly terrific visual moments.
October 24, 2014
One of my favorites, Claude Rains, in the title role. He's only visible at the end, so gaining the audience's favor must have been a challenge using only his voice and plenty of bandages. The invisibility formula drives him insane. Excellent film.
September 30, 2014
This is an entertaining movie and even a memorable one, but without a stronger story, I wouldn't refer to it as a masterpiece.
October 6, 2013
The success of this superb adaptation of HG Wells's novel is down to John P Fulton and John J Mescall's pioneering special effects and the eerie atmosphere conjured up by horror maestro James Whale.
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