The Invasion (2007)

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

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for violence, disturbing images and terror)
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$15,100,000.00
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Cast

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

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (39)

It falls far short as an effective sci-fi thriller, not to mention the brainy political allegory it's determined to be.

Full Review… | August 24, 2007
Slate
Top Critic

There's much to recommend here. But there are too many inconsistencies.

August 20, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

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.

August 17, 2007
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.

August 17, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Nicole Kidman's character struggles to stay awake -- as will the audience.

August 17, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Next time the aliens come invading, they may want to pass the brains, hold the lecture.

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for The Invasion

½

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers gets an wee tiny transfusion from modern action flicks and you get this typical popcorn munching afternoon at the flickers. Nicky Kidman delivers the usual solid rock of a performance as the center here, and everyone else provides capable support. Not a bore, but nary a surprise as well. Good munching!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

This story catches your attention from the start but little by little ends up getting cliched and the plot just gets weaker by the minute. However, Nicole Kidman is enough to recommend this and also for those who can't miss a sci-fi flick like me.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

No where near as good as the original Donald Sutherland version. Flashy car chases and lots of running don't make a film intense or scary, there's no suspense here. The invaders are just a virus with no real point behind them (would have been better if they were actual aliens) there's no build up, it just dives straight into it and the ending is a total wash out all tied up with a nice little bow, what was the point?

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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