An Invisible Sign

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  • Summary: Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises. (IFC Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    May 13, 2011
    50
    Alba gives such a focused, interior portrayal that she just might have managed to carry the movie had it been better.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    May 4, 2011
    40
    A tone of fanciful absurdity is maintained throughout.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.
  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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
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 asI 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. Collapse

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