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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 117 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 117
  2. Negative: 20 out of 117
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  1. BrittnneyR.
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    Kidman is fantastic, as is Craig. These two have amazing chemistry together!
  2. KeithE.
    Aug 18, 2007
    9
    Nothing can compare to the 1956 and 1978 versions, but this one was pretty darn good. Don't stay home because of the critics. Check it out and enjoy the ride.
  3. AaronM
    Sep 4, 2007
    9
    I'm going to raise my vote just to counter all the negative votes out there. This movie wasn't that bad! If you go into this movie already comparing it to something else, you already have set a bar that you expect to be met, and really, who are you?Taking the movie on its own merit, it was fine. It was entertaining and never dull. And Nicole Kidman was believable and looked as I'm going to raise my vote just to counter all the negative votes out there. This movie wasn't that bad! If you go into this movie already comparing it to something else, you already have set a bar that you expect to be met, and really, who are you?Taking the movie on its own merit, it was fine. It was entertaining and never dull. And Nicole Kidman was believable and looked as beautiful as ever. Expand
  4. DMad
    May 5, 2008
    10
    This movie simply did not get the promotion it needed! The plots is great and Nicole Kidman is awesome in it!
  5. GermanB.
    Oct 2, 2007
    10
    I liked it¡ it is entertaining and keeps your eyes in the screen... good performances.
  6. SaraP.
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    Nicole Kidman shines in this movie and so does Craig. Don't believe all the bad hype surrounding this movie cause it's not true! This is the end of the summer blockbuster that will sweep you off your feet!
  7. PatrickH.
    Aug 14, 2007
    9
    The best summer action movie of the year. It was really good, and the action was top notch, but the 9 comes with the writing, the acting is superb!
  8. Luyl.
    Aug 15, 2007
    9
    A good movie, but not a great one. Nicole Kidman is back and more powerful than ever, though I believe she was never gone.
  9. DaveP.
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    Cool movie. Nicole Kidman is good, but the movie belongs to Craig, for his amazing acting. The movie was great, amazing, and the best of the year. It moved quickly and the script was beautifully written.
  10. HowardH.
    Aug 15, 2007
    10
    Fast paced, A+ action. Ms. Nicole seems to be back and is stealing everything with her. She is great. If you liked the Others you will love this movie!
  11. JuanP.
    Aug 17, 2007
    9
    A different thriller movie, Nicole always as the best of the film.
  12. MichaelL.
    Aug 18, 2007
    9
    So it's not the 1978 Donald Sutherland/Veronica Cartwright horror-masterpiece, (which critics hated in 1978, by the way) it's a darned good creepfest. And, hey, it also features Veronica Cartwright! Nicole Kidman is icily proficient as a shrink, and Daniel Craig adds sex appeal as her best friend/would-be boyfriend. The "tips-of-the-hat" to the 1978 feature are numerous and So it's not the 1978 Donald Sutherland/Veronica Cartwright horror-masterpiece, (which critics hated in 1978, by the way) it's a darned good creepfest. And, hey, it also features Veronica Cartwright! Nicole Kidman is icily proficient as a shrink, and Daniel Craig adds sex appeal as her best friend/would-be boyfriend. The "tips-of-the-hat" to the 1978 feature are numerous and admirable...the spore zombies are frightening...the message will resonate with everyone except Republicans. Personally, I think it's one of the better horror films to hit the screen in quite a while. Far superior to the idiotic "1408", which the befuddled blowhard critics seemed to love. The family values are a bit heavy-handed, but what film post-1980 has been able to escape the obligatory mother-child bonding? And, yes, a few less car crashes and more moodiness would've been an appreciated... but, I still found it a suspenseful, well-acted, nicely filmed treat. Don't compare it to the Kevin McCarthy original. Don't expect the killer ending of the Sutherland version...just sit back and go for a creepy ride. Expand
  13. JoeB
    Aug 18, 2007
    9
    Okay, just as a point of reference, the Metacritic score for "The Host," the South Korean "thriller" released earlier this year, is 85, and the score for "The Invasion" is, as of 08/18/07 at 1:23 AM PST, 48. "The Host" was a poorly acted, agonizingly boring genre mish-mash that was appreciated in South Korea solely for the fact that it bashed the U.S; pretentious, gullible critics here Okay, just as a point of reference, the Metacritic score for "The Host," the South Korean "thriller" released earlier this year, is 85, and the score for "The Invasion" is, as of 08/18/07 at 1:23 AM PST, 48. "The Host" was a poorly acted, agonizingly boring genre mish-mash that was appreciated in South Korea solely for the fact that it bashed the U.S; pretentious, gullible critics here salivated over it just because it was foreign. If "The Invasion" had been Czechoslovakian, it would have received a Metacritic score of 95. But because it's American, and because everyone's decided to start hating on Nicole Kidman, it gets snarky reviews from self-important windbags who wouldn't know a good thriller if it sat on their heads. This latest version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" lost me slightly only in the car chase near the end, which seemed designed to appease the adolescent male demographic; up to that point, the film was breathtakingly suspenseful, well-paced, brimming with dread, cleverly updated to make it resonate with current political events and sociological trends, and even, at times, poignant. It was also terrifying. Great acting from Veronica Cartwright, Nicole Kidman, Celia Weston, Daniel Craig, Jackson Bond, and others made the terror painfully human. Expand
  14. CoryG
    Apr 13, 2008
    9
    Loved it, but somethings could have played out differently.
  15. NathanY.
    Aug 28, 2007
    9
    Reading these "0" and "1" reviews, I can't help wondering how many were written by disgruntled Scientologists out to smash the former Mrs. Cruise's career... Why else so much Kidman-bashing? It's a great bit of entertainment, this film, with a resonant message. Especially, I'm sure, for Ms. Kidman, who must've felt a little like Dr. Bennell, whom she portrays, Reading these "0" and "1" reviews, I can't help wondering how many were written by disgruntled Scientologists out to smash the former Mrs. Cruise's career... Why else so much Kidman-bashing? It's a great bit of entertainment, this film, with a resonant message. Especially, I'm sure, for Ms. Kidman, who must've felt a little like Dr. Bennell, whom she portrays, during her marriage to Cruise. Pods = Scientologists, perhaps? Trying to save her child from the "cult"? Interesting that so many Users call Travolta's mediocre performance in "Hairspray" a revelation, but Kidman's is reviled. Conspiracy theory? Or maybe a bit of art immitating life? Anyway, go see this film. It's not as perfect at the 1958 or 1978 versions, but it's a creepy, atmospheric nail-biter that is far superior to the dreck studios have been releasing lately and calling "horror". Kidman is excellent and convincing as a psychologist, Craig is a dashing hero, Veronica Cartwright is, as always, jittery-perfect. The nuancd background activities are perhaps the eeriest part of the film, and make the car smash finale forgivable. See it! Expand
  16. R.L.
    Mar 26, 2009
    10
    This film is the latest in the remake series of Jack Finney's The Invasion of the body snatcher's, in my opinion this one is the bests out of all of them, when Invasion of the Body Snatchers came out in 1956 it instantly became a sci-fi horror cult classic marking it's place as one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time. The Invasion does not fall short of brilliance, This film is the latest in the remake series of Jack Finney's The Invasion of the body snatcher's, in my opinion this one is the bests out of all of them, when Invasion of the Body Snatchers came out in 1956 it instantly became a sci-fi horror cult classic marking it's place as one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time. The Invasion does not fall short of brilliance, albeit they change the story around a bit to suit 20st century audiences, they changed how the virus came to earth, in the 1956 version it was pods, in this one it was a space shuttle that was carrying spores that pass form human to human. But the Invasion is not a terrible sci-fi horror film, it amazingly quite well done, considering the talent this film drew( Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeffery Wright & Jeremy Northam.) it's a stellar cast for a stellar movie. The Invasion doesn't hurtle trough it's story, it takes it time to explain and tell it trough a mild pace that quickly speeds up as the story progress, this film explores another aspect of an attempt to take over the world, where as most films that takes the same approach begin it with a mass alien invasion of our planet, this film strives from that and approaches a more quieter and less destructive approach to taking over our world it follows a virus that while you sleep takes over your body and controls you, with that said The Invasion is a run for your life, cover your eyes Sci-fi horror film that you can not afford to miss. Expand
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. The movie isn't terrible; it's just low-rent and reductive.
  2. An involving sci-fi action-thriller, probably longer on chase sequences than the original director wanted and shorter on the "ick" factor than the studio wanted.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    A slick but forgettable, characterless thriller.