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An Invisible Sign Reviews

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Eric Hynes
Time Out
May 3, 2011
When an errant ax lands in Alba's thigh, the film goes from inept to kind of brilliantly bad; it's a teachable moment, though lessons learned may vary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
May 6, 2011
The film is a puzzling mix of sentiment, black humor, and loads and loads of nonsensical behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Edward Douglas
May 5, 2011
Simply put, An Invisible Sign is one of the worst movies we've seen in a very, very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 3, 2011
Jessica Alba gets plain-Jane crazy for An Invisible Sign, a syrupy A Beautiful Mind redux.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 7, 2011
Alba certainly tries her best at portraying not just a beauty but also a beautiful mind, yet very few things add up despite director Marilyn Agrelo's efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
June 23, 2011
Agrelo bumbles the mystery and borderline insanity of the material. What should be a bold depiction of a frazzled mind is instead a bewildering feature with a tenuous hold on human concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
May 6, 2011
Lukewarm dramedy is OK for teens but lacks power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
May 10, 2011
A soupy, entirely unconvincing grab bag of unmotivated behaviors and unearned emotional payoffs, An Invisible Sign feels like part of some woebegone, misguided stab at indie credibility and image adjustment for Jessica Alba.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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John Anderson
May 5, 2011
Offhandedly charming, if a bit labored in its eccentricity.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 6, 2011
What's the sign for boredom?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 26, 2013
...a plodding, consistently tedious waste of time...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 6, 2011
Cuter than a basket of puppies licking a litter of kittens, "An Invisible Sign" is an excruciatingly whimsical collision of adult themes and kid-friendly aesthetic.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Harvey S. Karten
May 2, 2011
Too twee to be effective.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 5, 2011
Strictly recommended for those who love their movies quirky, in monstrously large doses.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2011
Agrelo clumsily attempts to play jaunty larkiness against somber situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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