Hollow Man

A scientist turned invisible by a newly discovered potion becomes a threat for his colleagues.
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
Germany
2000
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Professional Film
Invisible Film
Animals: 
Gorilla
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Fluids: 
Potion
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7.04
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8
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2
Performances
Pace
Effects
Watch Kevin Bacon lose his mind in ways only he can in a superior horror thriller directed by the great Paul Verhoeven. Elisabeth Shue plays the love interest and the protagonist. She is the ideal ex-girlfriend and a perfect fit for the role. Hollow Man is the classic story of a rushed scientific experiment gone wrong, but with a huge budget invested in big names and special effects.
In this unofficial remake of The Invisible Man, Bacon becomes increasingly unstable and violent. This is a remarkable thriller when it is tense, an excellent horror movie when it is violent and enthralling science fiction otherwise. The metamorphosis sequences are stellar. We get to see complex and somewhat realistic 3-D renders of the whole transformation from opacity to transparency and back.
The actors are on top of their game. The film wouldn’t work without their chemistry. They make use believe in what they see despite the green screens and color keying. They have a plausible love and hate dynamic, a past and a present, conflicts and friendships. Despite the fantastic elements they deal with, their dialogue is mature and right out of a 90's titillating thriller. This is a must see!
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