Film Review: ‘The Invisible Man’ is a True Heart Pounding Thriller

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CHICAGO – When I think of “The Invisible Man” the first thing I think of is the special effects… and that’s largely what it’s been about … from Claude Raines initial portrayal of “The I Man” in the 1930s, all the way through more modern takes like Kevin Bacon in the thriller “Hollow Man” (2000).

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But this latest attempt to breath new life into the classic character puts the emphasis firmly on suspense instead. It’s really a haunted-house/domestic-stalker hybrid smuggled inside the invisibility suit of a classic monster movie.

The film begins with Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) literally slipping away from her controlling and abusive husband In the middle of the night. He’s a world class tech scientist in the field of “optics,” who is later reported dead and leaves her a windfall of his millions. But unexplained occurrences begin to pile up, and she begins to believe that he’s found a way to stalk her, possibly from beyond the grave. This invisible man’s strong “suit” is when the film makes what you can’t see just as terrifying as the stuff you can.

“The Invisible Man” opens everywhere on February 28th. Featuring Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Michael Dorman and Storm Reed. Based on a novel by H.G. Wells. Screenplay adapted and directed by Leigh Whannell. Rated “R”

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Elisabeth Moss and Friend in ‘The Invisible Man’
Photo credit: Universal Pictures

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