The Invisible Image
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    A fully felt, decently crafted teen B-movie melodrama, plenty preposterous in places but alive to the vibrant miseries of being young and misunderstood.
  2. The Invisible isn't the formulaic horror film that the studio is selling it as but surely it wasn't supposed to be an accidental comedy either.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    That rare mystery in which auds know everything upfront and the characters, rather than investigating, simply wait for the culprit to turn herself in. Previously adapted as Swedish thriller "Den Osynlige," Mick Davis' script brings out director David S. Goyer's emo side.
  4. The drama never comes together in a smart, meaningful way; indeed, most revelations border on the banal.
  5. 40
    This may be a remake of a Swedish film from 2002 (itself based on a novel), but unspooling in the cineplex it feels more akin to one of emo godhead Conor Oberst's more emotionally mopey musical diversions.
  6. 38
    A 12th-grade "Sixth Sense" with a third-rate plot.
  7. Chatwin comes off as prickly and annoyed -- they should have called this "Perturbia."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. VikkyH.
    Jun 1, 2007
    10
    I thought that this movie was very good. I thought it was full of exciting events and i was never bored during any part of it.
  2. SondraS.
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    Fascinating and unpredictable.
  3. JessicaN.
    Nov 26, 2007
    9
    I thought this movie was very good. It really caught my attention and kept me hooked through the end. The fact that it didnt have a "Happy I thought this movie was very good. It really caught my attention and kept me hooked through the end. The fact that it didnt have a "Happy Ending" gives the movie extra points. Everyone expects Annie and Nick to end up together but this movie isnt "that kind of movie". Its good that it ends on a good/sad note. Expand
  4. ZS
    Nov 5, 2007
    8
    This movie is poorly advertised, but a good film. It is not in any way a horror movie. It is a drama about perspective and the consequences This movie is poorly advertised, but a good film. It is not in any way a horror movie. It is a drama about perspective and the consequences that result from lack of conscientiousness in young adults. Moments of this movie are melodramatic, especially the end, but the realistically flawed characters and (somewhat predictable) reversals make up for it. It is worth seeing. The message of the movie is meant to be taken seriously; the spiritual medium is more of a device. Expand
  5. ChadS.
    Apr 27, 2007
    6
    To my utter amazement, "The Invisible" isn't another lame horror movie; what's even more amazing, it's not even lame. I know To my utter amazement, "The Invisible" isn't another lame horror movie; what's even more amazing, it's not even lame. I know absolutely nothing about "Den Onsynlige", but the American version of this Swedish import resembles "La Femme Nikita" meets "Ghost". Annie(Margarita Levieva) is a blonde, so technically speaking, "The Invisible" is "Point of no Return"(with Bridget Fonda, a blonde, taking over for Anne Parillaud, a brunette) meets "Ghost". Annie is such a petulant, hateful speciment of a girl, audiences will be taken aback because this is the sort of role that's usually filled by an African-American or Latino actress. Annie is like a cheerleader gone bad. To my surprise, "The Invisible" contains only one flat-out stupid moment: The person who calls the police should be the last person to do so. Otherwise, there's really nothing else to howl(too loudly) about. How "The Invisible" riffs on "Ghost" is sort of fun: Pete(Chris Marquette) stabs Nick in the back(like Carl stabbed Sam Wheat) and causes his "death", but he didn't mean his friend any harm; and Annie(who looks nothing like Whoopie Goldberg) is used as a conduit to deliver a message to the living just like the fortune teller. "The Invisible" also earns extra points for not ending on an entirely happy note. Expand
  6. EllenS.
    Apr 27, 2007
    5
    Not a bad teen thriller, although the idea that nearly dead people release of sort of spirit version of themselves into the world gets a Not a bad teen thriller, although the idea that nearly dead people release of sort of spirit version of themselves into the world gets a little complicated when several of the characters start dying. I half expected a confab of near dead souls, collaborating to escape their fates. Justin Chatwin (he played the brother in War of the Worlds) has a charming swagger, and he Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Jul 2, 2007
    0
    The preview looked so cool, until now the movie was so lame and pathetic.

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