The Invasion


The Invasion

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



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Average Rating: 3/5

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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.

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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 (162) | Top Critics (38)

  • 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

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

    Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 1/4
  • Next time the aliens come invading, they may want to pass the brains, hold the lecture.

    Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Scott Bowles

    USA Today
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Invasion


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


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

I enjoyed this and thought Kidman and Craig did a good job. This is the third or fourth version of this story and while not the best I would say its not he worst. I liked the changes and thought the very beginning of the film, prob the first whole half wa good as the aliens took over and Kidmans character slowly learned the trurth. The second half goes to action oriented and takes away some of the thrill but still a decent ride none the less.

John Manard
John Manard

Super Reviewer

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