After a violent attack, a young man (Justin Chatwin) is trapped between the realm of the living and that of the dead, and he must unravel what happened to him or be lost forever.
" [This] wasn't screened for the press, perhaps because its poetic fantasy premise is so hard to understand. Yet originality and even a certain amount of obscurity are more appealing than formula. "
" A fully felt, decently crafted teen B-movie melodrama, plenty preposterous in places but alive to the vibrant miseries of being young and misunderstood. "
" Director David S. Goyer doesn't get half the skin-crawling mileage out of the ghost factor that he could. As a result, The Invisible really isn't worth seeing. "
" Even ghost stories aren't allowed to be so ludicrous as to show a gut-shot character carrying on as if suffering from nothing worse than a mild wedgie, or a guy trying to drag his own body to safety. "
" If anything, the movie is too introspective, to the point that it doesn't build enough conflict or tension. "
" It's all, y'know, such a deep metaphor for alienation, man, especially since nobody truly 'sees' Annie for who she really is. And yes, you are supposed to take this all extremely seriously. "
" Layers of the story are jammed into the script, but what might work as a narrative device in a novel -- the spirit guiding readers through Nick's revelations -- is just plain ridiculous in a movie. "
" Makes good use of its Washington state backdrop, plays around with some actual allegories and is taken seriously by all involved. But with material this ephemerally transparent, that does neither the movie nor the people involved any favors. "
" My screening presented the final reel upside down and backward; no difference whatsoever. "
" Plays like a very special episode of The OC. "
" The drama never comes together in a smart, meaningful way; indeed, most revelations border on the banal. "
" The Invisible is little more than an extended excuse for a soundtrack. "
" The only horror here is the script. "
" They should have called this Perturbia. "
" This latest recycling of foreign-grown frights shows less interest in horror than in healing. "
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