The Invasion

2007

The Invasion

Critics Consensus

The Invasion is slickly made, but it lacks psychological insight and thrills.

19%

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'"The Invasion" tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist discovers the epidemic's origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping the escalating invasion.

Cast

Nicole Kidman
as Carol Bennell
Daniel Craig
as Dr. Ben Driscoll
Jeremy Northam
as Tucker Kaufman
Jeffrey Wright
as Dr. Stephen Galeano
Josef Sommer
as Dr. Henryk Belicec
Celia Weston
as Ludmilla Belicec
Roger Rees
as Yorish
Alexis Raben
as Belicec's Aide
Adam LeFevre
as Richard Lenk
Joanna Merlin
as Joan Kaufman
Field Blauvelt
as Census Taker
Rhonda Overby
as Dina Twain
Reid Sasser
as NASA Official
Ava Lenet
as Mrs. Cunningham
Michael Kelly
as Dog Owner
Luray Cooper
as Cop in Tunnel
Nanna Ingvarsson
as Panicked Woman in Tunnel
Jeff Wincott
as Transit Cop
Wes Johnson
as News Stand Vendor
Becky Woodley
as Mrs. Robinson
Parker Webb
as Man in Rags
Cloie Wyatt Taylor
as Sobbing Teen
John Colton
as Field Reporter
John Lelsie Wolfe
as Tucker's Colleague
John Leslie Wolfe
as Tucker's Colleague
Tim Scanlin
as Subway Guy
Timothy Scanlin
as Subway Guy
Tara Garwood
as Subway Girl
Genevieve Adell
as Sleep Deprived Screamer
Derren Fuentes
as Helpful Cop
Benjamin Bullard
as Boy in Train Station
Jean H. Miller
as Transition Nurse
Jean Schertler
as Elderly Lady
Jean Miller
as Transition Nurse
James Bouchet
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Invasion

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (132)

  • Having established an effectively creepy mood in the first half, the film eventually degenerates into a muddled mess, with Nicole and Daniel Craig dodging zombies while popping amphetamines in a desperate effort to stay awake. We know how they feel.

    Oct 16, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • Novelist Jack Finney's body snatchers have appeared in some fine movies, but the only disturbing-looking thing here is what they've done to Nicole Kidman's lips.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Full Review…
  • It falls far short as an effective sci-fi thriller, not to mention the brainy political allegory it's determined to be.

    Aug 25, 2007 | Full Review…

    Dana Stevens

    Slate
    Top Critic
  • There's much to recommend here. But there are too many inconsistencies.

    Aug 20, 2007
  • Opting for car chases instead of the thought-provoking ideas of its predecessors, the film looks like the work of, if not pod people, folks who gave up any kind of passion for the material long before the cameras started to roll.

    Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: C-

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • The latest and lamest version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers might have been an accidental camp classic if its politics weren't so abhorrent and the movie didn't try to hide its ineptitude behind a veil of pomposity.

    Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for The Invasion

  • Dec 19, 2015
    This horror film adaptation of The Body Snatchers was full of fright but lacked of any thematic themes and intelligence.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2012
    A lot better than I thought it would be. It's not a particularly good film, but it's pretty suspenseful, and could've been a lot worse.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2012
    Given the film's tumultuous production history, it's no surprise that the final product is a mess. The script is undeniably terrible, with a sloppy exposition, stilted dialogue, no real character development, and tired cliches done in tired cliche ways. The direction is energetic, but I wasn't a fan of the erratic editing style. There are a number of good scenes in the film, it actually gets considerably better in the latter act. But overall what it does well is not nearly enough to outweigh the lack of actual groundwork. 2/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2011
    Well this stinks... The only good thing about this, and the only reason people watch it is Nicole Kidman. But she does not make up for the flaws... And there are quite a few. Just a really boring movie.
    Martin S Super Reviewer

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