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The Invasion

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

August 17, 2007

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring :

Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond, Jeffrey Wright, Veronica Cartwright, Malin Akerman, Q-Tip, Alexis Raben

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..what ultimately kills the film is the real lack of threat and horror..”
by David Mercier [Film Judge]
1.5 of 4

“..war good, movie bad..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..unfinished and underwhelming..”
by Rob Humanick [Slant Magazine]
“..stylish and smart..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
2.5 of 4

“..still mired by its derivativeness and too-pat ending - and it also apparently had problems getting off the shelf..”
by Kit Bowen [Hollywood.com]
1.5 of 4

“..so comically bad..”
by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..mostly about delivering thrills, and chills, and a bunch of fast, no-nonsense edits..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..may induce drowsiness, rather than goose-bumps..”
by Tim Knight [Reel.com]
2 of 5

“..just a TV movie with talented actors..”
by Jesse Hassenger [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : C-

“..fundamentally hollow..”
by Michael Sragow [Baltimore Sun]
“..feels like a self-canceling mix of creative and commercial decisions..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
2.5 of 4

“..doesn't fail so miserably as to warrant dumping, but is going to be a hard sell any time..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
2 of 4

“..an erratically assembled mess that fails to satisfy the expectations of any genre's adherents..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..a sci-fi thriller, sadly, it?s a mess..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Review rate : B+

“..a new version of an old horror movie..”
by Tom Maurstad [Dallas Morning News]
2 of 4

“..a movie at war with itself and suffering grievous wounds, patched up with such haste that the stitches still show..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

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by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

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EVERLY :

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