Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    38
    Noisome, fragmented mess of a movie, the fourth film based on Jack Finney's novel "The Body Snatchers" and the worst of them all.
  2. Obliterating the original structure and intent of "Body Snatchers" is cinema-lit blasphemy.
  3. 30
    Is there a Razzie Award for worst casting? If so, it’s one of several that can be reserved early for this fourth, spectacularly lousy screen version of Jack Finney’s 1954 novella "The Body Snatchers," which some bright light envisioned as the ideal starring vehicle for the Cold Mountain herself, Nicole Kidman, and for Daniel Craig, last seen as the most poker-faced James Bond on record.
  4. 30
    The only mildly interesting bit of casting comes from bringing Cartwright back (as one of Bennell’s patients).
  5. 25
    In the fourth and by far the worst screen version of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Nicole Kidman's character struggles to stay awake - as will the audience.
  6. 11
    It's the pod people's version of a great, contemporaneously resonant cinematic fable, created by apparent committee, and utterly devoid of both meaning and feeling. The tagline warns: "Do not trust anyone. Do not show emotion. Do not fall asleep." Yawn.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 47
  2. Negative: 14 out of 47
  1. Jul 12, 2014
    7
    The invasion has cool effects and a strong performance from Nicole Kidman. People are infected in the
    movie and they become aliens. Nicole
    The invasion has cool effects and a strong performance from Nicole Kidman. People are infected in the
    movie and they become aliens. Nicole protects her son and herself from the infection. Overall the movie
    Is watchable but unoriginal, grade B.
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  2. AdamA
    Sep 19, 2008
    5
    The next generation's remake of an already tired, tired story. The same politics used to make it fresh make it dated.
  3. DE.
    Aug 23, 2007
    0
    Cheap message, dorky Craig, usual sterile Kidman and terrible filming, action, suspense and kid plot. One of my top 5 worst movie ever