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The Invisible Review

Movies.com Critics

2.0

Dave White Profile

… a cool premise and no guts … Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Chatwin comes off as prickly and annoyed -- they should have called this "Perturbia."

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The drama never comes together in a smart, meaningful way; indeed, most revelations border on the banal.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Supernatural teen thriller is preposterous, awful.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this thriller is being heavily marketed to teens, so many of them will want to see it. Expect a fair amount of swearing and mild sexuality and plenty of teen-on-teen violence and criminality, much of which is perpetuated by a highly dysfunctional girl who lies, cheats, steals, and kills. The main character has a distant relationship with his mother, whom he secretly resents for expecting him to be perfect.

  • Families can talk about parental expectations and gender issues. It's unusual for a teen thriller to have a female villain like this one -- instead of a catty high school "mean girl," she's aggressive, violent, and in many ways "masculine." Do parents expect different behavior from boys than they do from girls? Why? Does the media play a role in establishing those expectations? If so, how?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: A wayward, violent teen redeems herself by helping the person she hurt. A golden boy who resents his mother learns to empathize with her loneliness and grief.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Teenagers beat each other up, hold each other at knife- and gun-point, and nearly kill a character. Two characters shoot each other.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Two teens get drunk at a party and make out (fully clothed) in bed. Annie and her boyfriend kiss. In another scene, she's getting dressed for school, and he's bare-chested in bed (obviously, they spent the night together). Nick and Annie cuddle while sleeping.

  • language false3

    Language: The usual PG-13 words: "s--t," "bitch," "ass," "a--hole," etc.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Brands/products featured include Fountains of Wayne, iPod, Bulgari, Aeron.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Adults drink champagne and wine; teens get drunk at a high-school party. A couple of characters smoke cigarettes. A character tries to commit suicide by taking pills.

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