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What would you do if you knew you couldn't be seen?
Cocky researcher Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible. He's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is, no one can figure out how to make him visible again. This predicament begins to drive Caine mad, with terrifying results.
love Kevin Bacon? Watch this film.
Hate kevin Bacon? Watch it anyway, you won't have to look at him for long.
This is my least favourite Verhoeven film. Yes, I rate Showgirls higher for the simple fact that it knows what it is. This, however, doesn't and thus never fulfills its potential that is so obviously there.
Technically it is superbly made with absolutely stunning special effects for that time, which still hold up really well nowadays. The cast is excellent, with Bacon clearly revelling in his arrogant and sleazy role.
Where it goes wrong is in the script. Its exposition is frustratingly paint by numbers, making it at points boring and devoid of any suspense. I could live with that, had there not been these pin-pricks of something greater and darker. It almost seems as if a film about the darker side of having the power of invisibility ended up on the cutting room's floor somehow. It feels as if every choice made here was made with safety in mind, something very uncharacteristic for Verhoeven.
A fun, campy throwback to the likes of William Castle or Roger Corman, with some terrific CGI (which means a lot coming from me) and a delightfully campy lead performance by Kevin Bacon. It may lack the strong auteurist stamp of Verhoeven's other films and it drags in the second half, but it's still a hoot.
Kevin Bacon goes invisible and does what most guys would do. He pervs on her out of Deadwood and Treme and the original Lara Croft.
I have a soft spot for this film, despite its sillyness.
"You just lied to the fucking Pentagon, man!!"
Glossy, bloody, and bloody entertaining. This is lesser Paul Verhoeven but it still contains his trademarks: ultraviolence, heightened sexuality, nudity, and buckets of cheese. It's a shame his Invisible Man redux is anchored with a lifeless script which refuses to go darker than it should and that's more interested in money-shots, terrible dialogue, and goofy kills rather than plot or character, and Hollow Man suffers from characters so stupid that it's infuriating.
Luckily, Kevin Bacon is on his lunatic best as Sebastian Crane, he's both maniacally pantomine-like and perverted that truly is creepy (a rape scene is particularly chilling), and in turn, his performance holds the film together. The once-landmark CGI looks…
hollywood-verhoeven is probably one of my favourite filmmakers of the 90s.
there is something about how perfectly sarcastic his tone is that blows my mind.
More like Horny Man
A láthatalanság örök kérdés és a film jól játszik el vele! Izgalmas, de a végére kicsit leül.
Hollow Man is okay, 'cause for its nice SFX and the well chosen cast. Hollow Man is not okay, 'cause of its superficial plot, often lack of logic and Verhoevens wrong decisions regarding "What If?" "What would you...?" questions. Really? The first thing the Hollow Man is thinking about after going invisible is raping girls? Poor Verhoeven. It's not a bad movie, but surely his worst movie.
There's no arguing that this is a ridiculous film but it's also extremely entertaining. It starts off with a scene of an invisible man eating a rat because why the hell not? There is no real call back to this scene throughout the next hundred minutes but it serves as a cool opening sequence. Presumably it was there to keep the script reader interested before it hit production. Somehow it never got deleted. I guess because it's kind of cool. Anyway...
Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian, an utter douchebag who thinks he's awesome. To be fair, people do tell him he's a genius. Why? Because he's invented a way to make animals invisible. Cool. Bringing them back though, that's the hard…
Generic horror thriller with a science fiction twist, paint by numbers dullness with a really interesting concept behind it. In its safe approach towards every scene it is very un-Verhoeven although Kevin Bacon is a pretty good choice for the creepy villain of the piece.
Hollow Man is far and away Verhoeven's worst film. A fittingly bland cast (led by altogether underwhelming performances by Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue) ensures that the impressive CGI special effects take centre stage as the real star. This is a big budget blockbuster that feels like a very small film trying and failing to be bigger than it is, and the effect is jarring and irksome. It is the Dutch director's final Hollywood film and, as it happens, it's an appropriate send-off for a filmmaker who conspicuously found American culture infantile, repressive and hypocritical. All of his Hollywood films read as bitter commentaries on American society and culture, reaching its zenith with his most notorious film, Showgirls, which deserves…
Many of the cast of this 2000 movie went on to exceptional TV careers: Grunberg in “Heroes,” Dickens in “Deadwood” and “Treme,” Slotnick in “Boston Public.” Of course, Bacon and Brolin already had successful careers by then, which makes their appearance in this B-grade update of “The Invisible Man” a bit disappointing. Some interesting visual effects, but not a lot else.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Hollow Man boasts some excellent special effects but that is about it. The film does pose the question about what might you do if you were invisible but it doesn't answer it in a very imaginative way.
I was expecting more unusual death scenes and more humour. It would be fun to be invisible wouldn't it? In the end the film is just a good looking fist fight. Its still worth seeing for some great looking effects though (16.2.07)
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