Reviews for The Invisible Man ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Nothing To See

A woman furtively leaves her marital bed at dead of night in a hill-top, bay-view, hi-tech luxury mansion. She gets away from her soon-pursuing husband by the skin of her teeth and we soon learn in the aftermath that said husband was a control-freak, obsessively watching her every move. And if you look carefully, that he's seriously into optics and the like, remember that. Next thing, she's told by hubby's lawyer brother that he's been killed and she's been left his fortune. So she moves in with her cop pal and his college-age daughter and in relief, starts splashing the cash, but she just can't shake the feeling that her old man is still around and actually isn't dead at all.

From this set-up, the film could really have gone one of two or three ways, either as a realistically presented psychological thriller with her out-of-sight ex using his power and influence to disrupt her life while keeping well away from her, or even as a study in paranoia with the wife suffering some kind of breakdown and just imagining all the crazy things happening to her or it could of course go the full H.G. Wells and set the psycho-spouse up as a mirror-suited (remember what I said about his interest in all things optical?) killing-machine, rendering him invisible, out to get her back under his control which plan he puts into motion by firstly framing her for the murder of her own sister just for starters, as you would. Guess which way it goes?

So sure enough we get all the cliched, seen-'em-before silly-looking scenes of people fighting and getting beating up by an invisible enemy and lots of static, subjective camera-shots looking at inanimate objects and inviting the viewer to join the connecting dots.

Elisabeth Moss as the persecuted wife, gets to bring out her scared, angry and mad faces as the body count increases and the situations become even more ridiculous and predictable. Not that she takes all the mayhem happening around her lying down, oh no, she sure enough overcomes her terror, finds her inner Sarah Connor and decides to fight back leading to a final reckoning back at their old house. For me, she does a good job of staying in character without once breaking out into fits of laughter at all that's going on, especially when her stalker turns out to resemble a now-you-see-him, now-you-don't super-villain running around in a costume that, when revealed, makes him look like Spider Man.

I just found it all very predictable, weakly-characterised, mildly absurd film entertainment. For one thing, I thought the editing poor with jumps to scenes with little or no explanation. Once I sussed how the film was playing all the carefully arranged attempts at dramatic tension evaporated so that I couldn't even be bothered to shout "He's behind, in front of, to the left or right of you or wherever he was!" at the screen.

Sorry, with its transparent characters and see-through narrative, I just couldn't see what all the fuss was about here.

I don't write reviews. But this one demands it.

Do not watch this movie. It is a complete waste of time. So dumb it makes me want to cry. Plot holes all over the place.

That movies like these are produced disgusts me.

Enjoyable

I went into this thinking it would be rubbish I was wrong twists and turns through out great film

Loved it

This has been my favorite movie this year as far as 2020 goes!

Invisible hubby !

Good story plot and a well direction makes this movie watchable till the end with suspense even some flaws having with. A woman flees away from her hubby due to avoid motherhood. Later she came to know that he died but he is haunting her still invisibly. What is the end ? You have to watch this suspense and science fiction thriller. However there is no explanation about invisible suit then one can confused. But movie is watchable. Acting by leading lady is perfect makes you linking the movie. Movie theme based on looks like some bollywood movies i.e. Do gaz zameen ke neeche, Main zaroor aunga, Agni sakshi, Darar and hollywood like Sleeping with enemy etc but in different and better way. Must watchable.

Lame! I Don't Understand The High Rating

Another stupid 'man bad' woke-fest. Her mousy character just became so tedious annoying and I had to switch this off. There's nothing wrong with a character being vulnerable and mousy but, when they can't even make the simplest rational remark to defend themselves (because of terrible writing and bad directing) it just gets completely unrealistic, ridiculous, and to me, unwatchable.

I still gave it a 5 because the acting is very good but, the writers need to be replaced. In fact the whole of the Hollywood film industry needs to replaced with normal writers who just want to make great movies and entertain people instead of running a corrupt and immature political and social agenda.

Don't waste your money.. rent Hollow Man instead

Slow start, slow middle, slow ending. Even the attempt at throwing in a twist couldn't help this movie. I haven't been that bored watching a movie in super long time.

An Honest Review

I haven't really seen an Invisible Man movie that I could say was good. So I had low expectations walking in.

The one with Chevy Chase was horrible. The one with Kevin Bacon was tolerable... but I wouldn't say it was particularly good. This one, however, was awful.

But at least it hit all the tropes... not sci-fi/horror tropes, but it hit all the political tropes. And, honestly, I got sick of political lectures in my entertainment about four years ago and they are only getting worse. Movies like this are made to be escapism, if I wanted to see a political film, I'd watch one that overtly claims to be a political film.

Movies like this also rely on tension and scares. And tension needs to be built through atmosphere. It needs to be built through character and story, and if it is done right it can be a slow burner of a film that is still entertaining.

There was really no tension here. The characters were created to be political representations of the narrative they were pushing and not real characters. It makes it hard to be invested in the well being of a character when they are just stereotypes.

It takes away from the tension.

Walking stereotypes of what the Twitter community thinks they should be based on race, gender, and sexuality and not real people. Who can become invested in characters that are stereotypes?

It's a situation made worse because the villain isn't ominous and intimidating, he isn't threatening at all. He's the stereotype of what the Twitter community thinks is an Incel... and there is nothing at all threatening about that. Watching him, you get the impression that you could break him down into a basket of tears with nothing more but a harsh word.

When the tension is broken, it's with a jump scare. Those are as overdone as the stereotyped political agenda driven characters.

When all is said and done, you have a movie without the tension needed to move the film along, you have a movie with stereotyped characters that it's hard to get invested in, you have a movie with a villain that is anything but threatening, and you ultimately have a movie where nothing much happens.

But, if you are the type to watch a film with a notebook and writing utensil to record all the points it needs to hit to make it Twitter posse approved... it hits enough of them for high praise.

For the rest of us, we'll go back to Chevy Chase and Kevin Bacon and be slightly less disappointed.

Who paid these other reviewers?

7.5 rating on here I thought this would turn out to be a pretty decent movie. What I got instead was a boring mess. Zero character development, no emotional connection to the main characters to make you care what happens to them. Do yourself a favor and find something else.

Great

I loved this movie so much. I loved Elisabeth Moss's performance if her acting didn't work then we wouldn't believe there is an invisible man but she sells it. I like the cinematography in the movie, I love it when they move the camera to a random spot in the room and we think the invisible man is there and them kinda showing he's somewhere in the room with her, which creates a lot of tension in the scenes. I love the tension in each scene and they do a very good job of capturing tension throughout the whole movie. They have an absolutely stacked cast and they all do an amazing job. I think they did a pretty job at the score it really worked in the tension of the scenes and it elevated each scene and the whole movie and it flowed with each scene it never felt off at all. I felt so bad for the character of Elisabeth Moss because the evidence is right there and the doctors aren't believing her, and everything that happens to her too. They do an amazing job at fleshing out the character of James who is played by Aldis Hodge he also does an amazing job and I cared about him so much throughout the whole story. The story kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, and it kept me wanting to learn more or see what was going to happen next. I only have two problems with the movie a bit of the dialogue is bad at times and there are times where the decisions that were made were not logical at all besides that I think it is pretty good. Overall I loved it and would recommend it to anyone.

Worst movie of the year so far

I just got back from a nearly empty theater in order to see this, and I wish I hadn't paid. I don't even wish I'd illegally downloaded it, I wish it were never made so I was never tempted to see it. Hollow Man was better, and that's a sad statement. Who in the hell is rating this positively? There was no 'there' there. No backstory on ANY of the characters, not a single memorable line delivered, and not even an explanation for the so called science fiction aspect of this. On top of that a highly unbelievable story about domestic violence in which we are to believe that a handsome, rich genius is somehow in love with and obsessed with Elizabeth Moss of all people. Leave her to the Handmaid's Tale, she is not meant to be a romantic interest. She got lucky on this because of her origins. Her acting was the usual. I get it, this is supposed to be a horror, but it wasn't even that. Just typical 'made ya flinch!' moments that weren't even that because it was so gosh darn predictable. The positive ratings must be from people who were just glad for the diversity and glad to see yet another white guy cast as a villian (which gets no explanation at all, not even a flashback to what he did that was so horrible. To the point where at the end you can't even be sure he was a villian at all). I was sure a woman wrote this at the end, but I was disappointed to see it was the guy who did Saw. That was at least entertaining. This was embarrassing.

Shame on all of you who voted this up. We shall get more of the same as Idiocracy becomes more of a documentary than a ridiculous fiction movie.

Starts brilliantly but ultimately undermines itself with plot contrivances and genre foolishness

H.G. Wells's original The Invisible Man (1897) suggests that rather than something as powerful as invisibility being used for the betterment of mankind, it would instead be used to fulfil private desires, ultimately leading to the moral corruption of otherwise good men. In probably the best cinematic adaptation, Hollow Man (2000), this is taken much further, with the suggestion that the results of invisibility would be nothing less than sexual violence, evil, and madness. However, despite the centrality of this theme in the core story, reframing the template as a tale of domestic abuse and PTSD, as happens in this latest adaptation, which focuses not on the male scientist but on a female victim of his, is a fascinating idea, creating the potential for some timely #MeToo social commentary, particularly as it relates to issues of not believing women who accuse powerful men of gaslighting. But potential only gets you so far, and what could have been a really insightful film eventually proves itself relatively incapable of using issues of domestic abuse as anything other than plot points to get from one predictable scare to the next.

The film begins as Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) is putting into motion a plan to leave her domineering and abusive boyfriend, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a wealthy pioneer in optics. Having drugged him, she leaves their high-tech home in the middle of the night and is picked up nearby by her sister Emily (Harriet Dyer), who takes her to stay with their childhood friend, James Lanier (Aldis Hodge), a policeman living with his daughter Sydney (Storm Reid). Although assured that Adrian can't find her, Cecilia is clearly suffering from agoraphobia and paranoia. That is until Adrian commits suicide. Contacted by his brother Tom (Michael Dorman) who's handling his estate, Cecilia learns that Adrian has left her $5 million. However, despite her best efforts to move on, she just can't shake the feeling that Adrian is still around, watching her, sometimes even in the same room as her. And the surer she becomes that he's not dead, the more everyone else becomes worried about her mental well-being.

Written and directed by Leigh Whannell, this latest adaptation of Wells's original is not actually about the invisible man. Indeed, short of a background shot of him lying in bed, a shot showing only his torso as he runs through a forest, and a close-up of his hand, actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen doesn't even appear on screen prior to his apparent suicide. Adrian is not only the invisible man of the plot, so too is his character ideologically invisible. Which makes its own statement, and it's a statement worth making - men like him don't need to be present to continue to cause harm. In this sense, at least initially, the film is more concerned with the fear Adrian has instilled in Cecilia; in the early stages, Cecilia's main enemy isn't Adrian so much her inability to move on from him. Along the same lines, the film looks at issues of how women who accuse powerful men of gaslighting are often ignored or openly disbelieved.

Aesthetically, the film looks terrific, particularly Stefan Duscio's cinematography, into which is built Cecilia's paranoia. For example, countless scenes involve the camera panning away from her, moving across the room, showing us nothing at all, and then panning back. Ordinarily, this would be textbook unmotivated camera movement, but here it conveys how Cecelia fears there may be something in the corner to which we panned. And now, thanks to that camera pan, so do we. There are also many shots which in another film would be awful framing; isolating Cecilia in the frame and filling up so much of the screen's real-estate with empty negative space. Except, again, in this film, such negative space has an ominousness not applicable to regular thrillers. In this way, Whannell can instil fear and dread simply by pointing the camera at an empty room without the need for any FX, VFX, makeup, elaborate props etc (which no doubt played a significant role in keeping the budget down to a minuscule $7 million). And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Moss's performance, which is excellent, especially given that so much of it is her on her own reacting to nothing whatsoever, having to communicate confusion, fear, anger etc through little more than her expression.

Before talking about why I didn't like the film, however, I want to reiterate that I honestly can't say how much I admire the idea to reconstitute the genre template as a story about domestic violence. And it's an especially timely reconstitution, coming as it does in the era of #MeToo, when so many powerful men, once considered invisible in everything but name, able to perpetrate their crimes with impunity, have been revealed as the monsters they are. So I have no problem with the ideological paradigm shift. My problem is with the execution.

For one thing, we know from the get-go that Cecilia isn't imagining things, that Adrian faked his suicide and is now stalking her whilst invisible. This isn't a twist, and the film makes no attempt to hide it. Granted, this is kind of unavoidable given how well-known the property is, but had the film allowed for even a little bit of ambiguity, it could have done wonders for emotional complexity, turning a story about invisibility into a story possibly about mental collapse. This would have effectively placed the audience in the same position as the other characters, doubting Cecilia's state of mind, which would, in turn, have enhanced the potency of the socio-political allegory. Another thing that bothered me is that in a film so focused on surveillance and privacy, there are several scenes where if there is even one functioning CCTV camera, the movie ends. A pivotal scene in a restaurant is an especially egregious example of this - one grainy image from a camera, and Cecilia can prove she's not going nuts and the whole plot unravels.

However, my biggest problem is that what starts as a fascinating study of the lasting ramifications of domestic violence ultimately descends into genre stupidity, with a ridiculously over-the-top final act that says nothing of interest about anything. True, Hollow Man has a pretty over-the-top final act too, but Hollow Man never saw itself as anything other than a schlocky genre affair, whereas The Invisible Man clearly does. The fact that Whannell ultimately undermines himself in this way, deploying such important themes merely to get him to the gory dénouement, is especially frustrating insofar as he genuinely did originally seem to have some interesting things to say. Tied to this is that Adrian is introduced as such an abhorrent character from the start, void of nuance or subtlety. Domestic abusers aren't monotone evil-doers, oftentimes, they're very charming on the surface, and any film claiming to be a serious examination of this topic would make room to address this.

Although The Invisible Man was very well reviewed and a huge box-office hit, it left me disappointed and frustrated. Initially positioning itself as an insightful allegory for the difficulty victims of domestic abuse have in moving on with their lives even after the abuser is gone, it eventually privileges genre beats and cheap thrills over emotional complexity. Which is a huge shame and a massively missed opportunity.

Do you enjoy horror? You wont enjoy this.

This is one of the worst movies I've seen in years. I dont understand the good reviews, I saw the trailer and got excited, I read the reviews and I got even more excited.. I saw the movie and Jesus, not scary at all and the story was just bad.. This is a sci-fi, not a horror movie..

Loses it's way halfway through

This is a film about an abusive relationship and what is does to the tormented, well... except it's not. Around halfway through the story turns away from a suspenceful psychological thriller and shapes itself into a rather generic, mainstream, twisty and predictable piece.

After seeing this I thought the movie works because of Elisabeth Moss's work as lead actress. Her Cecilia is present in almost evey scene and her acting range, her connection to the character and her talent is what elevates this film a couple steps above your typical low-budget thriller. Also speaking of budget, the film is VERY good looking for just a 7 million. I've had some fun with this, I wish it could have gone a different path but it's what it is I guess.

This could have been an incredible thriller if done right

This film really is a missed opportunity. An intense thinker-thriller could have been created with better writing and direction, where the audience goes back and forth between thinking there is an invisible man and thinking our protagonist is crazy. Instead, The Invisible Man boasts its antagonist and many of his antics in the trailer, giving far too much away. The tension is certainly there but it feels cheap at times. What bumps this from a 6 to a 7 for me is one absolutely jaw-dropping scene 2/3 through the film.

The only thing truly invisible in the film is quality.

Mediocre thriller filled with illogical plot holes. The first third of the movie is marginally alright. After it transitions into a sci fi comedy, with the main protagonist playing John Wick, while the main antagonist plays an inverse Bruce Wayne. In this fictional universe, security guards are apparently trained at a bakery. Cameras make no sound whatsoever. Are amazingly waterproof and stain-phobic. Not even paint can stain those. Little girls have a 6th sense for rape and murder. The penetration of a can of pepper spray is equal to that of a cannon ball. Physical objects are ephemeral in nature when it comes to rain drops hitting them. I mean, god damn, i need to get me a set od those god like cameras. And Nat Geo should too, probably.

This movie is not even good for making fun of, if you wish to watch a dumb movie with your friends and have a good time - go watch As Above So Below.

Yet ANOTHER " Men Bad- Woman GOOD!" movie

This seems to be the only type of movie Elisabeth Moss makes- where she is the strong, powerful victim of Bad Men !Hollywood keeps churning out sad remakes but infused with Social Justice characters and plot changes that guarantees they won't sell well.The original was better ( when isn't it ?) and the directing was lame.How about The Invisible Woman ?A Psycho exgirlfriend attacks and destroys an innocent man with made up allegations ? Like in real life ?

Lady with Sinus problems haunted by Invisible Dude

Well to start off the movie ain't about "The Invisible Man", it's about a woman with a bad sinus infection who is hallucinating thru most of the movie.A couple of scenes doesn't make it for me. They took the name of a cool movie and ruined it.The actress would be great for a cold medicine commercial but for a horror/sci-fi movie, absolutely awful.I think she starred in another terrible TV series that I turned off within 20 mins due to politically corrected brain washing theme.Hollywood wake up already PLEASE.We want some new content with actual CONTENT. Rehashing old themes with bad rewriting ain't cutting it.My rendition of this movie would have starred Selma Hayek (yes the invisible guy would have actually wanted to stalk her) minus the post nasal drip look. She would have kicked him at the end before Invisible guy (played by Antonio Banderas) gets arrested by the Badass cop (Dwayne Johnson).Wow already wanna see this version.

Boring slow rhythm movie

This is the worst movie that I have seen in a long time ,Don't waste time and money watching that boring nonsense movie !!

Feels...Familiar...

Here's my review of the new "The Invisible Man" movie for those who care...

Hollywood Producer: "Hey guys, as we know, reboots are all the rage right now. So we'd like to do a remake of Julia Roberts' Sleeping With The Enemy movie from 1991. Any ideas?"

Hollywood Writers: "What if we made the husband crazy AND invisible this time?"

Hollywood Producer: "GENIUS!! Let's get to work!!"