Hollow Man


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 35
  2. Negative: 23 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: J. Rentilly
    The film becomes so much urgent nonsense, its killing spree neither cheaply thrilling nor even more cheaply cathartic. It's only gory.
  2. Might have worked as a sex comedy, certainly as porn. But as a suspense thriller, it's creepy for all the wrong reasons.
  3. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Turns resoundingly dumb in its last 40 minutes.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Pic's future as a cult item is a sure bet.
  5. 50
    Hollow Man can think of nothing more interesting to do than spy on his girlfriend and assault his neighbor.Too bad. Really too bad, because the movie is supported by some of the most intriguing special effects I've seen.
  6. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Boasts special effects that are really spectacular - too bad it lacks flesh-and-blood characters.
  7. 50
    Gleefully confrontational in its ludicrous, pulpy tawdriness.
  8. It is relatively suspenseless and often distastefully crude.
  9. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    A special-effects-and-chase-to-the-death movie, with little special about it.
  10. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Verhoeven, who inflicted "Showgirls" on us, skips the provacative questions raised by invisibility and goes straight to rape and murder.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 214 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 14 out of 25
  1. May 13, 2015
    Total Recall and Robocop are classic action movies. This movie doesn't even come close to the quality of these two movies. If you want to seeTotal Recall and Robocop are classic action movies. This movie doesn't even come close to the quality of these two movies. If you want to see a great thriller with Kevin Bacon watch Stir Of Echoes. Hollow Man has nothing unique or inventive. One of the weakest movies of 2000 and of the director's career, avoid if you have never seen it or heard of it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 29, 2014
    Apart from its confessedly impressive visual effects, "Hollow Man" is just a typical horror film that offers a weak script and reprehensible dialogue.
  3. Mar 30, 2015
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Not as bad as the critics might have you think, but it's still not so good. This movie comes across to me like a wasted opportunity. The special effects and the premise are intriguing, but there are so many interesting and thought-provoking ways this movie could have gone that are left unexplored, and it instead ends up being a cliche and mediocre thriller. The last 20 minutes or so are actually entertaining, but it's all so illogical and ridiculous. Why can't you see food that Kevin Bacon eats if he's invisible? How did he survive being electrocuted and randomly appear in the elevator shaft? How did that other guy survive getting a gaping hole in his abdomen and yet 10 minutes later he was running around and climbing elevators? How did they not get hit by the rubble falling all over them? Lazy, lazy writing! Full Review »