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Hollow Man (2000)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  4 August 2000 (USA)
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Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

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After years of experimentation, brilliant but arrogant scientist Sebastian Caine has discovered a way to make matter invisible. Determined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Caine pushes his team to move to the next phase - using himself as the subject. The test is a success, but when the process can't be reversed and Caine seems doomed to future without flesh, he begins to show some unexpected side effects of his extraordinary condition. Written by Nick Kat

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,634,386 (UK) (29 September 2000)

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ESP 1,778,455,868 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When Linda and Sebastian are talking out on the balcony, Sebastian asks Linda "You ever thought of turning the clock back and trying again?" Linda replies "I'd say that kind of time travel doesn't exist." This could be an homage to Shue's role in Back to the Future II. See more »

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It's Hollow, Man.
2 September 2012 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

They say everything's better with Bacon; however, in the case of "Hollow Man" that saying rings a bit, well, hollow. Kevin Bacon stars as an obsessed scientist on the verge of an earth-shattering breakthrough: it seems as though he has discovered the key to invisibility. After successfully turning himself invisible, he harasses and haunts his co-workers in their secluded underground lab. The crew, fed up with his shenanigans, seeks to find a cure but that only brings the monster out in him, turning things from bad to worse.

Verhoeven's time-waster is heavy on special effects but light on characters and originality. Bacon chews the scenery as the arrogant scientist on the fritz, while co-stars Josh Brolin and Elisabeth Shue seem like they belong in a better film. Verhoeven does the best he can with an anemic script, but eventually the special effects take over and the film becomes a bloated b-flick with a budget. There are at least a few genuine thrills to be found, and the film carries such a mean-streak and perverted air about it that it at least never gets dull. Unfortunately, like many of the director's latter-day films, "Hollow Man" takes things a bit too far and the end result is a sloppy, botched experiment, much like Bacon's science project.

While there are certainly worse sci-fi flicks to be found, "Hollow Man" is an example of great potential failing to live up to expectations. In this film, you have a solid cast and a director who knows how to entertain within the science-fiction and action realms. There are redeeming qualities to be found, but they are few and far between. For lack of a better term, "Hollow Man" is pretty hollow.


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