Hollow Man Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Despite a wealth of special effects and direction by Paul Verhoeven, Mr. Over-the-Top himself, this movie is surprisingly inert, more dull than anything else, with little to recommend it on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 1, 2000
Is a combo of thrills, juicy one-liners and fine star turns by Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Ultimately the title is most revealing. It's hollow, man.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Paul Verhoeven has in Hollow Man come up with a movie empty of purpose.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Hollow Man is just that -- a hollow excuse for a movie.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
If not for cable and video, Hollow Man would've been an invisible film.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The most surprising aspect of Hollow Man is the fact that Shue agreed to work in such garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Hollow Man is hollow is because there's a void where its imagination should be.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
[Verhoeven] just leaves you hanging.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Hollow Man was met by hollow laughter from mocking audience members.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
As Hollow Man scrambles toward its conclusion, the dialogue founders and logic retreats.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
Hollow Man does much more than just peek and grab.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Verhoeven sets up and then fails to deliver lavish satirical ways of having fun with invisibility.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I had more interest in the secondary characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
The film's degree of viciousness, which certainly isn't limited to Caine's nocturnal wanderings, makes one hope Verhoeven isn't taking any potions.
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The real invisible man here is Verhoeven, whose talent can barely be seen in Hollow Man.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Hollow Man has a wicked, dirty soul -- and that's why it's special.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It brings nothing to the party except the most simplistic elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
With her quick wits and stamina, [Shue] steps to the fore, and we'd watch her even if Bacon weren't invisible.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
The movie is same-old, same-old.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A labored, implausible piece of action-movie hack work.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The movie proceeds by the hoariest sci-fi clichés.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
There's so little of the Verhoeven touch in Hollow Man that it could have been directed by almost any studio hack.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Verhoeven simply makes a mess of it.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Too bad they couldn't figure out a way to make the whole movie invisible.