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The Invasion Reviews

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Geoff Berkshire
January 24, 2012
Even with its flaws The Invasion is still eerie, provocative and a solid showcase for Kidman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Sobczynski
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
As ridiculous as The Invasion gets, its competent acting, fast pace, and campy B-movie vibe keep you weirdly transfixed against your better judgment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Huntington
August 27, 2008
Taken as a more popcorn-y sci-fi flick with a cool look, a tense, creepy feel, and uncommonly handsome leads giving above-average-for-the-genre performances, however, The Invasion is perfectly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 10, 2008
The incredibly erratic structure - undoubtedly a result of the notorious reshoots - ultimately dulls the impact of the movie's overtly effective attributes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 8, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
This current update is a competent, sufficiently creepy version with an A-list cast that dwarfs its B-movie predecessors by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 18, 2007
Watchable but unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 24, 2007
With her line-free mask of a face and unflappable demeanor, Nicole Kidman is an odd standard-bearer for the messy imperfection of the human race; even so, this fourth movie incarnation of Jack Finney's novel is hardly a disaster...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 22, 2007
A sometimes cerebral, serious movie with some pretty preposterous action grafted onto it. It's at best an uneven mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 19, 2007
A tightly paced, involving movie that underscores the timeless appeal of Finney's tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
August 19, 2007
This hodgepodge of thoughtful and action-filled filmmaking qualifies as a minor success. Whether this is due to or in spite of studio meddling, we may never know.
| Original Score: 72/100
Kam Williams
August 19, 2007
Can someone explain to me exactly how a horror flick about a scourge that's making humanity more civilized is supposed to be scary? Not exactly edge of your seat excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kit Bowen
August 18, 2007
To its credit, The Invasion surprisingly feels cohesive, despite all the different influences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 17, 2007
While it doesn't completely succeed at anything it tries to do, it succeeds sufficiently at most of them to be enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 17, 2007
The Invasion connects on a gut level in two ways, political and existential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 17, 2007
The Invasion has a few things to offer both summer-movie audiences and more thoughtful film buffs.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
August 17, 2007
The movie offers plenty of smarts and imaginative distractions to counter the stacking of improbabilities.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 17, 2007
[It] may not be a patch on the original, but it does have a few things the other versions lack: a nonstop lurching pace propelled by jump cuts and flash-forwards, Nicole Kidman as the hero... and a bitter kind of satiric irony leaking around the edges.
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
August 17, 2007
This take on The Body Snatchers is surprisingly stylish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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