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Hollow Man

action & adventure, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers

Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue play former lovers who, along with a team of other scientists like themselves, discover the secret of invisibility.

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0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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5 out of 5

Even for mature viewers, this is a flop.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that even if they customarily take their teens to R-rated movies, they should think twice about letting kids see this one -- strong, pervasive scenes of violence, gruesome horror, and adult sexuality make this inappropriate for all but the most mature viewers.

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movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The movie proceeds by the hoariest sci-fi clichs.

- Charles Taylor,, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Even on the special features for the original Invisible Man movies it was admitted that the theme of invisibility has always dealt with nudity. The invisible person strips and in order to walk around undetectable they must not be wearing clothes. Plus voyeurism without being caught is an obvious fantasy. Then any legit adapter of H.G. Wells' original concept knows that invisibility leads to megalomania, so it makes sense that violence would follow. Verhoeven is not afraid of either. The effects, particularly of the gorilla becoming visible again and Bacon becoming invisible layer by layer, are amazing. However, Verhoeven is not as good as he thinks he is at telling a story and developing characters and relationships we care about. Though the effects are not cheap, the thrills feel cheap.

- hypathio7, Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 stars

Valiant effort from director Paul Verhoeven but this retelling of The Invisible Man misses the mark.

- flixsterman, Wednesday, January 7, 2009

3 stars

It was not really bad.. Kevin Bacon as always: a perfect bad guy.

- citawijaya, Monday, October 20, 2008