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
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
Violence
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
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  • 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

3 stars

This was pretty good, was bored at first but as it when on I must say it became enjoyable. Magarita Leieva played a excellent part, gangster or good girl she was always looking good. Boy get salmost killed, Bad Girl Dies, Good Boy Comes back. Made primarly for the age group under 18 I would say, but still it was enjoyable, picked my copy up at a pawn shop for $2.00 so its part of the collection. If your over 18 rent it.

- bbcfloridabound, Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1 star

Didn't like this one. The ending didn't make any sense and was totally messed up. I wanted more of a thriller and this just didn't cut it, it wasn't creepy at all.

- purplemegan, Wednesday, September 2, 2009

1 star

Nick Powell: Mom, I'm dead. This movie is terrible. From how the story is put together, to the characters, to the soundtrack that hits you over the head with what the movie is trying to say. I'll spare the details of how I came to watch this film, but suffice it to say the event is now at least in the past. The story involves a young boy, Nick, about to graduate from high school, very bright, great at all he does, but of course stressed in his life for various reasons. After his best friend is threatened by a bad group of kids lead by a vicious 90 pound girl, Annie, Nick tries to help out, only leading to him getting beaten nearly to death. Although, after being beaten, Nick is thought to be dead by his attackers and is thrown into a safe place, unconscious. The next day Nick walks into school as if nothing happened, but soon realizes that he can't be seen by anyone. Of course, Nick learns that he isn't completely dead and must figure out a way to get people to find his unconscious body. The basic premise, at its core, has a bit of intrigue, however it is plagued by terrible dialog, characters, and strange plot occurrences. I think the one thing that kept me in, was waiting to see if one character would ever remove her beanie. This movie has no restraint or clues about what subtlety is either. Although Nick is invisible, his interactions with the environment seem real only to revert back to normal in the next shot. I figured this out the first time it was shown to me, but the film feels the need to make sure we see this every time he interacts with the environment. I've already mentioned the soundtrack as well, but I'm gonna do it again, because the song choices that have lyrics reflecting the exact emotions the audience is supposed to be feeling are unintentionally hilarious. Did I mention that there is a race against time cop/car chase finale? Bad movie. Nick Powell: after failing to commit suicide with a rifile] Shit!

- DrZeek, Wednesday, October 28, 2009