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  • Summary: A government scientist (Bacon) discovers how to make people invisible. After a freak accident that makes him slowly disappear, he begins to go insane and seeks revenge on the other scientists on the project.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 35
  2. Negative: 23 out of 35
  1. 70
    Filthy fun, if not much more.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Pic's future as a cult item is a sure bet.
  3. 50
    Turns resoundingly dumb in its last 40 minutes.
  4. 25
    How can we make the entire movie disappear?
  5. This is fatuous twaddle with a nasty, misogynistic edge.
  6. A terribly bad movie, one of the worst of its kind in recent years.
  7. 0
    I haven't had a worse time at the movies this summer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 13 out of 23
  1. DizzleFizzle
    Dec 11, 2007
    10
    The funniest comedy of the year, if not the decade. Everything including the story, acting, and sheer genius by the director just makes me The funniest comedy of the year, if not the decade. Everything including the story, acting, and sheer genius by the director just makes me want to pee my pants. Obviously this movie was not meant to be serious, and most of the critics did not realize this. There is no way that anyone could be stupid enough to make a movie like this and have it actually be a suspenseful thriller. That's just crazy. Keep up the good work Paul Verhoeven, I look forward to other comedies coming out directed by you. Expand
  2. JimmyH.
    Dec 6, 2003
    10
    Great action, too many talking scens! but in the end i love the movie! i especally like the guy who plays carter!
  3. R.Lopez
    Mar 12, 2009
    7
    This movie got a seven from me for what is and what it means to me as a science geek. This is not a great movie, don't get me wrong; but This movie got a seven from me for what is and what it means to me as a science geek. This is not a great movie, don't get me wrong; but is a exceptionally well executed one at that. Hollow man follows the story of Dr. Sebastian Cane, an egotistical and arrogant scientist working on a way to make living matter invisible. He has already succeeded on animal trials and is ready to go to the next step, human testing, Cane volunteers to be the first human subject. The experiment seems like a major success, until something goes terrible goes wrong. Now Sebastian is becoming increasingly paranoid and out of control, doomed to be without flesh for all his life. Now his team wants to shut the project down and bring in the government to catch Sebastian, But Sebastian traps them in the lab with him. With time running out can the team really out smart a maniac invisible man? Hollow man is not a great movie in the sense of what it is, it is a great achievement in visual effects and putting a whole new story to the invisible man tale. It also makes you wonder if that feeling you get when your alone is really just a feeling, or if it's just your imagination playing tricks on you. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2013
    7
    Saw it when it first came out on dvd and thought it was fantastic. Solid acting, Well done special effects, and very entertaining as well.Saw it when it first came out on dvd and thought it was fantastic. Solid acting, Well done special effects, and very entertaining as well. Don't see how critics can hate it so much, It's a lot better than most of the trash horror that has come out in recent years. Expand
  5. BigK.
    Dec 20, 2005
    4
    I've seen better and worse films with Mr Bacon. This film is simply another cliched foray into the sci/fi/horror type flick. Truly I've seen better and worse films with Mr Bacon. This film is simply another cliched foray into the sci/fi/horror type flick. Truly ordinary in the way it ends with the lacklustre defeat of the (by that stage) poorly computer generated Bacon. (in fact he looks like he might actually have been made out of bacon). Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2014
    3
    Apart from its confessedly impressive visual effects, "Hollow Man" is just a typical horror film that offers a weak script and reprehensible dialogue.
  7. JamesT.
    Dec 28, 2006
    2
    This movie has all the bad elements of a B rated horror flick. However it's not snakes on a plane bad, more like snakes in a pit of This movie has all the bad elements of a B rated horror flick. However it's not snakes on a plane bad, more like snakes in a pit of boringness. It doesn't even have the guilty sense of bad movie watching pleasure. Neophytes who like bad movies would really have to dig deep to enjoy this one. Expand

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