Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    May 6, 2011
    38
    A good cast equipped with cute names is forced to muddle through terminal whimsy in this less-than-magical adaptation of Aimee Bender's adult fairy tale, sluggishly directed by Marilyn Agrelo, who more successfully helmed the delightful documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom."
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 3, 2011
    30
    Jessica Alba gets plain-Jane crazy for An Invisible Sign, a syrupy "A Beautiful Mind" redux in which the starlet sports big brown bangs and Pippi Longstocking pigtails.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 6, 2011
    20
    Cuter than a basket of puppies licking a litter of kittens, An Invisible Sign is an excruciatingly whimsical collision of adult themes and kid-friendly aesthetic.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 6, 2011
    20
    Alba certainly tries her best at portraying not just a beauty but also a beautiful mind, yet very few things add up despite director Marilyn Agrelo's efforts.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    May 3, 2011
    20
    Except for two brief summits between Alba and Messina's pillowy lips, however, An Invisible Sign fails even to pander effectively.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 18, 2011
    7
    I really don't understand why critics are trashing the film so bad. I have to say the first twenty minutes or so are very, very strange but as soon as the story picks up it is very interesting. Invisible Sign has great moments and when the story isn't so great Jessica Alba helps carry the viewer. Overall a very strange quirky dark comedy and was interesting enough to satisfy. Full Review »