The Invisible (2007)



Critic Consensus: Dull and confusing execution makes this ghost story utterly forgettable and unintentionally funny.

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A severely beaten teenager, trapped in a walking purgatory between life and death, must help authorities to the location of his broken body before it's too late in this remake of the 2002 Swedish thriller Den Osynlige. Graduating senior Nick Powell (Justin Chatwin) has plans to attend a prestigious writing workshop in London, despite the protests of his widowed mother (Marcia Gay Harden). In the days before his departure, he gets into a cafeteria brawl with a delinquent classmate, Annie Newton (Margarita Levieva), while defending his friend from her extortion attempts. Annie and her crew track Nick down on the night he's planning to leave, mistakenly thinking he ratted her out to the police regarding a smash-and-grab burglary committed the night before. When the subsequent beating goes too far, the assailants dump the body in the woods in a panicked attempt to dispose of it. Only, Nick isn't dead -- he's walking invisible among his classmates, friends, and family, desperately trying to alert them that he's still alive. Robbed of the traditional forms of communication, Nick must figure out supernatural methods of manipulating his environment -- and he soon realizes the very girl who attacked him may be the only one who has the power to save him. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
PG-13 (for violence, criminality, sensuality and language--all involving teens)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Justin Chatwin
as Nick Powell
Margarita Levieva
as Annie Newton
Marcia Gay Harden
as Diane Powell
Alex O'Loughlin
as Marcus Bohem
Callum Keith Rennie
as Det. Brian Larson
Michelle Harrison
as Det. Kate Tunney
P. Lynn Johnson
as Sharon Egan
Serge Houde
as Martin Egan
Desiree Zurowski
as Lindy Newton
Mark Houghton
as Jack Newton
Alex Ferris
as Victor Newton
Kevin McNulty
as Principal Whitcliff
Laara Sadiq
as Ms. Barclay
Aleks Holtz
as Football Jack
Maggie Ma
as Danielle
Sefton Fincham
as Sleeping Kid
Ronald Selmour
as Guillaume
Colby Wilson
as Mechanic
Mi Jung Lee
as Newscaster
Jason Diablo
as Firefighter
Chris Shields
as CSI Detective
as K-9 Cop
Michael Tayles
as Young Cop
Chris Heyerdahl
as Dr. Woland
Andrew Coghlan
as Trauma Resident
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Critic Reviews for The Invisible

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (16)

My screening presented the final reel upside down and backward; no difference whatsoever.

Full Review… | May 4, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Director David S. Goyer doesn't get half the skin-crawling mileage out of the ghost factor that he could. As a result, The Invisible really isn't worth seeing.

May 3, 2007
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

They should have called this Perturbia.

Full Review… | May 3, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The drama never comes together in a smart, meaningful way; indeed, most revelations border on the banal.

April 30, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

If anything, the movie is too introspective, to the point that it doesn't build enough conflict or tension.

Full Review… | April 30, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The only horror here is the script.

April 30, 2007
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Invisible


The same characters, locales (and target demographics) as the Twilight series ... but a ghost is the supernatural tie-in instead of vampires. Teen angst, misunderstanding, and a alt music soundtrack work to build to a crescendo of blossoming love that doesn't bear scrutiny nor was intended to.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Surprising with it's lack of emotional distance, and excessive violence and hostility, Chatwin is a perfect teenager going through an out of body experience, and Margarita Levieva is a rising star through the sensibilities she comes to terms with, and the path she knows she must tred. Imaginative as well.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Pofaced nonsense which takes itself way too seriously but crushily makes up then brakes its internal logic for the afterlife at will which destroyed any suspension of disbelieve. It stumbles along predictably and I only kept watching to see if it got more unbelievable.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

Super Reviewer

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