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  • Summary: Griff - office worker by day, superhero by night - has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible. Fascinated by Griff's idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue Griff the Invisible for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other. (Indomina Releasing) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Aug 19, 2011
    70
    The darkly funny Australian charmer Griff the Invisible introduces its titular hero to us as nighttime caped crusader first, mild-mannered daytime office drone second.
  2. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Aug 18, 2011
    70
    Mr. Kwanten, meanwhile, best known for playing the sweet, dim Jason Stackhouse on the HBO show "True Blood," gives Griff the delicate, ethereal affect of a man who's an alien in his own world except when he's running down an alley in a disguise. He's a pleasure to watch.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Aug 15, 2011
    63
    Director Leon Ford displays a wonderful empathy in his examination of Griff and Melody's lonely environments, allowing their fringe perspectives to flower organically from the mise-en-scène.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Aug 16, 2011
    50
    An Australian misfits-in-love story manufactured from whole quirk, Griff the Invisible is more mannerism than movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    Aug 25, 2011
    50
    As the romance blossoms, our hero is vindicated when Melody accepts his quirks, even enables his fantasy life. But the touches of magical realism begin to feel gimmicky. By the final frame, this romance never feels real enough.
  6. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Aug 18, 2011
    50
    Perhaps the film's greatest strength is the performance by Kwanten, who appears in HBO's "True Blood" and may be familiar from his lead role in the big-screen Aussie thriller "Red Hill." Dermody also does well.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 19, 2011
    12
    A dumbass "Kick-Ass," the superhero comedy Griff the Invisible sits on the screen like a steaming lump of Kryptonite.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 25, 2011
    7
    The trailer makes the film look like another in the "Kick-Ass," "Super," "Defendor" vein, but it's very much not. It's a sweet film with a nice message about people who see the world differently and our treatment of and reaction to them. Ryan Kwanten (from "True Blood") is solid enough in the lead role, but the real find of the movie is Maeve Dermody, his eventual love interest. She's got her own share of personal issues, but she's able to appreciate and love Griff for what he is. But not out of pity - something about this oddities work for her in a real way. Those who like to dwell in a bit of fantasy in their every-day lives will enjoy it. Collapse
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    5
    People see the world through different windows. Most of us see the everyday stark reality of work, home, and family. A few people see things a bit more unusually. On the surface, Griff (Ryan Kwanten) leads an unassuming and mundane life. He has a job as a shipping liaison in a cramped cubicle, he does not enjoy talking to people, and he seems to hide even when he is walking on the street. Because of Griffâ Expand