Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

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Storyline

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues

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If you can't see him, if you can't find him, you can't stop him. See more »


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

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4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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$26,414,386 (USA) (4 August 2000)

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$73,209,340 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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Robert Downey Jr. was considered for the role of Matthew Kensington. See more »

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When Caine injects himself with the fluid to make him invisible, you see bubbles going through the tube into his arm. These bubbles, once in his veins, would cause severe pain (though are probably not enough to kill him). Hence doctors in real life flick the bubbles to the top of syringe and squirt them out. At the least, a medical professional injecting air would be highly unprofessional. See more »

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[first lines]
Sebastian: [another failed molecule design] Damn it!
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Featured in Fleshing Out the 'Hollow Man' (2000) See more »

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Goes from being a decent look at an interesting theme to a predictable B-grade slasher
14 March 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This could, and should, have been an interesting look on the idea of invisibility. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, they ran out of ideas and decided to just kill everyone off and have it end in huge explosions, demonstrating a total lack of creativity. Too bad. It could have been great, were it not for the total lack of good acting, the one-dimensional characters, the corny lines and the general lack of anything worthwhile in the movie at all, other than good special effects. I feel bad for Paul Verhoeven; he used to make great movies; RoboCop, Basic Instinct & Starship Troopers were all way better than this mainstream garbage. The only good thing about this movie is the special effects, and, believe me, they are good. They are just not good enough to distract the viewer from all the negative points about the movie. It's really too bad that they couldn't make a better movie about invisibility; we've never had a truly good movie dealing with the rush of power it would be to be invisible. This movie tries, but it just falls short. All those great special effects, and no good movie to back them up. I'd only recommend this to special effect nerds, people who'll watch a movie regardless of quality just to see good special effects. I can't imagine anyone else actually enjoying this movie. I gave it a 6/10, but only because of the special effects.


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