Box art for The Invisible

The Invisible

  • Rated PG13

thrillers


From the producers of THE SIXTH SENSE comes the gripping suspense-filled mystery, THE INVISIBLE.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    20%
  • Audience Score
    57%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Violence
3 out of 5
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5

Supernatural teen thriller is preposterous, awful.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this thriller is being heavily marketed to teens, so many of them will want to see it. Expect a fair amount of swearing and mild sexuality and plenty of teen-on-teen violence and criminality, much of which is perpetuated by a highly dysfunctional girl who lies, cheats, steals, and kills. The main character has a distant relationship with his mother, whom he secretly resents for expecting him to be perfect.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about parental expectations and gender issues. It's unusual for a teen thriller to have a female villain like this one -- instead of a catty high school "mean girl," she's aggressive, violent, and in many ways "masculine." Do parents expect different behavior from boys than they do from girls? Why? Does the media play a role in establishing those expectations? If so, how?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    20%
    reviews counted: 25
    see all The Invisible reviews
  • Audience

    57%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The Invisible is little more than an extended excuse for a soundtrack.

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Monday, April 30, 2007

Rotten:

- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rotten: ...has been designed to appeal solely to the coveted "tween" demographic...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, November 17, 2007

Audience Reviews

2 stars

The same characters, locales (and target demographics) as the Twilight series ... but a ghost is the supernatural tie-in instead of vampires. Teen angst, misunderstanding, and a alt music soundtrack work to build to a crescendo of blossoming love that doesn't bear scrutiny nor was intended to.

- ApeneckFletcher, Monday, January 16, 2012

4 stars

Surprising with it's lack of emotional distance, and excessive violence and hostility, Chatwin is a perfect teenager going through an out of body experience, and Margarita Levieva is a rising star through the sensibilities she comes to terms with, and the path she knows she must tred. Imaginative as well.

- FrizzDrop, Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1 star

Pofaced nonsense which takes itself way too seriously but crushily makes up then brakes its internal logic for the afterlife at will which destroyed any suspension of disbelieve. It stumbles along predictably and I only kept watching to see if it got more unbelievable.

- gor41, Sunday, September 5, 2010