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The Invisible Circus Reviews

December 9, 2002
Picturesque European locations, a mystery whose successive folds will be uncovered by Faith's ex-boyfriend (Christopher Eccleston, in a ratty wig he will have to live down for years), and some heavily psychological sermonizing.
February 16, 2001
Strangely dispassionate and uncommitted for a movie about passionate commitment.
February 12, 2001
A movie for people who are so sensitive they barely notice the feelings of others or what's going on in the world.
February 7, 2001
A woefully tame and pallid affair.
February 7, 2001
Part beautifully shot European travelogue and part moving exploration of the darker side of the hippie era's rabid idealism.
February 7, 2001
The film is overnarrated and in spots overwritten, but Brooks ... does well with actors, and he has coaxed an extraordinary performance out of the young Jordana Brewster.
February 5, 2001
For whatever reason, Brooks has decided to distance his characters from the audience, and the result is a cold, uninvolving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2001
A weak coming-of-age story, an unintriguing mystery, a flaccid romance, and period piece that barely evokes its period.
February 2, 2001
Movie hits one note and holds it for 90-odd minutes.
February 2, 2001
The Invisible Circus ... doesn't so much illuminate Phoebe's confusion as share it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 2, 2001
Another murky film about the 1970s that's watchable mostly for its cast rather than the story.
February 2, 2001
This sort of material probably would fare better in the hands of an inexperienced novelist -- who has more of an opportunity to explore inner states -- than an inexperienced filmmaker.
February 2, 2001
When flashbacks tease us with bits of information, it has to be done well, or we feel toyed with. Here the mystery is solved by stomping in thick-soled narrative boots through the squishy marsh of contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 2, 2001
A fatally insubstantial film.
February 1, 2001
It's a dull, dim flick.
February 1, 2001
Everything must pass through the filter of Phoebe, who is basically inexpressive and unlikable.
February 1, 2001
Unfortunately, Brewster is really the only reason to catch The Invisible Circus.
February 1, 2001
The sisters cut to the heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 1, 2001
It's not bad; it's just completely inconsequential.
January 25, 2001
Ends up having all the heft of a Nancy Drew mystery decked out in a tie-dyed T-shirt and peasant skirt.
Read More | Original Score: 59/100
January 1, 2000
Adam Brooks's turgid adaptation merely emphasizes the book's stiff contrivances and wobbly characterizations.