Up 467 this week

Hollow Man (2000)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  4 August 2000 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 97,004 users   Metascore: 24/100
Reviews: 625 user | 178 critic | 35 from Metacritic.com

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



(story), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
a list of 39 titles
created 29 Apr 2014
a list of 23 titles
created 29 Sep 2014
a list of 38 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Hollow Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Hollow Man (2000)

Hollow Man (2000) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hollow Man.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hollow Man II (Video 2006)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A Seattle detective and a biologist are on the run from a dangerous invisible assassin gone rogue.

Director: Claudio Fäh
Stars: Christian Slater, Peter Facinelli, Laura Regan
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson
Tremors (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter
Anaconda (1997)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz
Action | Sci-Fi | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
Flatliners (1990)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts
Evolution (2001)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore
RoboCop (1987)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.

Director: David Koepp
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn


Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian's Neighbor
Ed, Warehouse Guard
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Boy in Car (as Jeffrey George Scaperotta)
Sarah Bowles ...
Girl in Car
Kelli Scott ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What would you do if you knew you couldn't be seen? See more »


Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre sin sombra  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 1,778,455,868 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

(8 channels)| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Guy Pearce and Edward Norton were considered for the role of Sebastian. Kevin Bacon was chosen for his "ability to be both charming and diabolical". See more »


The latex mask has no nasal or ear holes cut out - yet Caine can hear and breath without any problem. See more »


[first lines]
Sebastian: [another failed molecule design] Damn it!
See more »


References Superman (1941) See more »


Performed by Juliana Hatfield
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

"I'm losing resolution!!!"
3 July 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A group of scientists led by arrogant but brilliant Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) make a breakthrough on their research into invisibility. But before proper testing can be done Caine impatiently pushes forward with experimenting on a human and volunteers himself as the guinea pig. The experiment appears to work and Caine becomes an invisible man, savoring his newfound ability and using it in inappropriate ways. But when the procedure to make him visible again fails, Caine's mind starts to experience side effects that make him violent and dangerous.

Essentially an updated version of the Invisible Man story. Not surprisingly, since this is directed by Paul Verhoeven, there is a lot of focus on the sexual aspect of a man becoming invisible. Particularly that he uses his new situation to become a super pervert and rapist. Pretty much every woman in the cast is molested or worse. While the movie doesn't condone these actions, it is obvious that this is the part of the story that fascinates Verhoeven the most. It's kind of icky and exploitative. Kevin Bacon gives a particularly sleazy performance as Caine. Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, and Kim Dickens are all fine but none of the characters in this are written as relatable or likable. Rhona Mitra has a bit part as Caine's neighbor and victim. I don't believe she had any lines and appeared to have been cast just for how nice her breasts are.

Despite the disturbing elements, it's a watchable movie of its type. The special effects are decent given the time in which this was made when CGI was still often spotty. Honestly the most impressive effects aren't that different from the impressive effects of older Invisible Man movies. The second half is probably better than the first. It's essentially 'slasher 101' with Caine going after his colleagues. Yes, it's predictable, but it's well-done and somewhat exciting. Could've done without Jerry Goldsmith's obtrusive generic score, though.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was this really based on a true story?? outlaw82
Not one likable character in this movie RunTheWorld
The REAL problem with invisibility hagerp
Hollow Man???..More Like Horny Man marcusmitchell
Why do females hate this movie arkitektwarcraftninja
Invisible not invincible!! elisprincess
Discuss Hollow Man (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: