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Life, death and something in between. See more »
A teenager is left invisible to the living after an attack. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
David S. Goyer 
Writing credits
Mick Davis (screenplay) and
Christine Roum (screenplay)

Mats Wahl (novel "Den Osynlige")

Produced by
Gary Barber .... producer
William S. Beasley .... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Neal Edelstein .... producer
Jonathan Glickman .... producer
Mike Macari .... producer
Peter Possne .... executive producer
Rebekah Rudd .... co-producer
Erin Stam .... co-producer
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Beristain (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Conrad Smart 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Seth Yanklewitz 
Production Design by
Carlos Barbosa 
Art Direction by
Michael N. Wong  (as Michael Norman Wong)
Set Decoration by
Peter Lando 
Costume Design by
Tish Monaghan 
Makeup Department
Monica Huppert .... makeup artist
Mike Manzel .... special makeup effects
Debra Wiebe .... hair stylist
Nicholas Podbrey .... special effects makeup coordinator (uncredited)
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
Abby Callahan .... post-production supervisor (as Avigail Callahan)
Jeffrey Chernov .... executive in charge of production: Spyglass Entertainment
Yvonne Melville .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director (as Scott Ateah)
Chad Belair .... trainee assistant director
Molly Clayton .... trainee assistant director
Adrian Diepold .... third assistant director
Cindy Smith .... second assistant director
Pete Whyte .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Alvarez .... assistant art director (as James J. Alvarez)
Allan Burdett .... construction coordinator (as Alan D. Burdett)
Haida Harper .... assistant property master
Leah Hong .... graphic designer
Bryan Korenberg .... property master
Kathy Linder .... set supervisor
Jim Ramsay .... set designer
Andrew Reid .... assistant set decorator (as Andrew Eden Reid)
Mark Soparlo .... assistant art director (as Mark M. Sopario)
Mario Tomas-Niedworok .... scenic artist (as Mario Tomas)
Ross Wahl .... on set dresser
James Doh .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Tiara Motem .... property buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound editor
Bob Bowman .... assistant sound editor
Wendy Czajkowsky .... adr mixer
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer (as Stephen Flick)
Aaron Glascock .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator
Eric Cameron Hosmer .... foley recordist
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Vanessa Lapato .... dialogue editor
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mix assistant
Wayne Lemmer .... assistant sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael W. Mitchell .... sound editor
Piero Mura .... sound editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound editor
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Kira Roessler .... dialogue editor (as Kira)
Curt Schulkey .... sound re-recording mixer
Curt Schulkey .... supervising sound editor
Naan Spiess .... cableperson
John Joseph Thomas .... sound editor
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Kevin Globerman .... digital recordist (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
David Williams .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
Ian Korver .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Billy Barnhart .... I/O manager: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Billy Barnhart .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Jamie Baxter .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O: Custom Film Effects
Joseph Brattesani .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects (as Joey Brattesani)
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Stuart Cripps .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Dennis Dorney .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Shelly Dutcher .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Michele Ferrone .... producer: visual effects, Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator: Custom Film Effects
Kristin Johnson .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Eric Jordan .... systems administrator: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Christopher Kutcka .... digital imaging supervisor: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (as Chris Kutcka)
Margaux Mackay .... visual effects producer: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Paul Maples .... motion control operator
Gray Marshall .... visual effects supervisor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Lori C. Miller .... digital art supervisor: Custom Film Effects (as Lori Miller)
Jennifer Mizener .... visual effects producer: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator: Custom Film Effects
Erin L. Nelson .... digital restoration
Jeff Olm .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art supervisor: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Cory Shaw .... main title designer & animator
Trent Shumway .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Colleen Smith-Brattesani .... compositor: Gray Matter Visual Effects (as Colleen Smith)
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Amani Williams .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Zac Chowdhury .... digital artist (uncredited)
Samuel M. Dabbs .... compositor (uncredited)
Chris Dawson .... motion control camera operator (uncredited)
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects (uncredited)
Mike Leben .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Den Serras .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Brett Armstrong .... stunts
Mark Ashbeth .... stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Clint Carleton .... stunts
Mike Carpenter .... stunts
Mark Chin .... stunts
Garvin Cross .... stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunts
Ryan Ennis .... stunts
Corbin Fox .... stunts
Rikki Gagne .... stunts
Corry Glass .... stunts
Lars Grant .... stunts
Rob Hayter .... stunts
Cody Laudan .... stunts
Randy Lee .... stunts
Daniel B. Melles .... stunts
Anthony Moyer .... stunts
Jennifer Mylrea .... stunts
Jim Orava .... stunts (as Jim Orawa)
Gerald Paetz .... stunts
Simon Pidgeon .... stunts
Dan Redford .... stunts
Jeff Sanca .... stunts
Darryl Scheelar .... stunts
Todd Scott .... stunts
Grant Smith .... stunts
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts
Larissa Stadnichuk .... stunts
Heath Stevenson .... stunts
Lori Stewart .... stunts
Owen Walstrom .... stunts
Rob Wilton .... stunts
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Justin Chatwin (uncredited)
Corry Glass .... stunt double: Margarita Leveiva (uncredited)
Rob Hayter .... stunt double: Callum Keith Rennie (uncredited)
Willa Potter .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Larissa Stadnichuk .... stunt double: Margarita Levieva (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelly Anderson .... best boy rigging grip
Sandes Ashe .... first assistant camera
Troy Bassett .... rigging grip
Kevin Black .... key grip
John Clothier .... camera operator
John Dekker .... chief lighting technician (as John C. Dekker)
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant "a" camera: second unit
Toby Gorman .... lighting technician
Courtney Graham .... second assistant camera
Doane Gregory .... still photographer
Tyler Guenther .... rigging grip
Braden Haggerty .... underwater camera operator
Michael Mayo .... rigging gaffer
Bill Molnar .... best boy grip
Randal W. Morton .... second assistant camera (as Randal Morton)
Cam North .... first assistant camera
Robert L. O'Hara .... dolly grip
Christopher Reusing .... best boy electric
Aki Shigematsu .... camera loader
Jason Weir .... best boy electric
Ken Decker .... generator operator (uncredited)
Sacha Fassaert .... underwater assistant camera (uncredited)
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Josh Lovig .... rigging grip (uncredited)
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Gary Viola .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Lance White .... digital video assist operator (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Corey Bramall .... digital artist
John Robson .... animator: titles
Casting Department
Ruthie Brownfield .... casting associate
James Forsyth .... extras casting
James Moore .... casting assistant
Jacquelyn Palmquist .... casting assistant
Stephanie Pheifer .... casting assistant (as Stephanie Pfeifer)
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Vancouver (uncredited)
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Vancouver (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Linder .... costume supervisor
Karin Nosella .... assistant costume designer
Jody Leanne Petford .... costumer: truck
Editorial Department
Tony Bacigalupi .... first assistant editor
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Tony Dustin .... home video mastering colorist
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Giselle Ponce .... apprentice editor
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate conform & opticals: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Angie Correa .... music coordinator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Rossano Galante .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Nick Ingman .... conductor
John Kurlander .... score mixer
John Kurlander .... score recordist
Kate McCombs .... music coordinator
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Jenny O'Grady .... choir master
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Lise Richardson .... music editor
Buck Sanders .... score co-producer
Jill Streater .... music preparation
Philip Tallman .... music editor
Marcus Trumpp .... orchestrator (as Marcus Trumpt)
Rachel Weston .... musician: solo soprano
Booker White .... music preparation
Bruce White .... viola
Gavin Wright .... concert master
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Marcus Trumpp .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Andrea von Foerster .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rafal Dybowski .... transportation
Mark Hoeppner .... driver
Wayne Power .... transportation captain (as Wayne Newfi Power)
Miroslaw Syta .... driver
Rob Vreugde .... transportation coordinator
Larry Tardif .... driver: insert car (uncredited)
Other crew
Max Armstrong .... pre-vizualization technician
Anzhey Barantsevich .... controller: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Debbie Barlow .... assistant accountant
Bob Bedard .... head chef
Andrew Bronstein .... assistant production coordinator
Rich Brown .... assistant accountant
Richard C. Burton .... stand-in
Kim Buttlar .... executive coordinator: Gary Barber
Simon Carrigan .... first assistant coordinator
Jeffrey Chernov .... production executive
Kimberly Clarke .... background coordinator
Mathew Collings .... location production assistant
Geoffrey Dodd .... location production assistant (as Geoffrey James Dodd)
Ian Doig .... animal coordinator
Tony Durke .... production assistant
Karen Eisenstadt .... production accountant
Julia Frittaion .... unit publicist
Sean Grant .... assistant location manager
Charles Haugk .... product placement (as Charlie Haugk)
Louise M. Hetherington .... craft service (as Louise Heatherington)
Louise M. Hetherington .... first aid (as Louise Heatherington)
Krista Huppert .... accounting clerk
Aaron Janus .... assistant: Jonathan Glickman
Alexandra Jastrzembska .... production assistant
Dylan Jenkinson .... second assistant production coordinator
Joanne Kennett .... alternating accounting clerk
Sue Kittler .... location scout
Jakub Kowalski .... location production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... rights clearances
Natalie Bae Lauzon .... production office coordinator: Gray Matter Visual Effects
Glynis Lynn .... assistant: David S. Goyer
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Gwen MacQueen .... alternating accounting clerk
Danny McWilliams .... location manager
Matej Mecar .... photo double
Jennifer Metcalf .... production coordinator
Robert Milicevic .... security
Janet D. Munro .... script supervisor
Willa Potter .... location production assistant: Washington D.C.
Benjamin R. Reder .... production counsel
Michael Riley .... title designer
Michael Roberts .... assistant location manager
Weatie Rosenlehner .... assistant: David S. Goyer
Stephane Savoie .... photo double
Stephane Savoie .... stand-in
Tara A. Senior .... production counsel
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
Marlena Thomas .... executive coordinator: Roger Birnbaum
Kyle 'Eightball' Weldon .... trainee location manager
Fleur Western .... key office production assistant: reshoots
Tamara Grace Wiebe .... office production assistant
Shayne A. Wilson .... assistant: William S. Beasley
Peter Zimmerman .... location production assistant
Brian Bruskrud .... finance executive (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Shayne A. Wilson .... script and clearance coordinator (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for violence, criminality, sensuality and language - all involving teens
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Iceland:14 | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #42920)

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WILHELM SCREAM: About 25 minutes into the movie, when a guy gets thrown into a swimming pool.See more »
Factual errors: The car hot wired outside the jewlery store is a Mercedes Benz with an ignition system that cannot be started in any way at all without the electronic key. This system is called DAS, Drive Authorization System. There is no way they could have started that car without the key to 'authorize' the starting of the vehicle.See more »
[first lines]
Diane Powell:It wasn't easy when Nick's father died, raising a teenager alone. But with a boy like Nick, well, he is now everything a mother could want. We've been through some hard times. We've carried each other. Now I look to the future, and I know there's nothing that we can't do together.
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18 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Mediocrity, anyone?, 8 June 2007
Author: Sweet_Ophelia from Australia

Nick Powell (Justin Chatwin) is a graduating senior with lofty ambitions of defying his over-bearing mother (Marcia Gay Harden) and flying to London for a writer's workshop. The day before leaving, Nick tries unsuccessfully to help out his friend Pete (Chris Marguette) who has failed to make a repayment to the school's femme fatale delinquent, Annie Newton (Margarita Levieva) who has troubles of her own. A crappy home-life ever since her mother died, Annie has to look out for her little brother while dealing with her lazy step-mother. On top of that, Annie carries out carjackings and reckless jewelery heists with her boyfriend on parole, Marcus (Alex O'Loughlin). When Annie gets busted for a robbery she assumes Pete and Nick were behind a phone call to the police, proceeding to terrorize Pete and sick her side-kicks onto Nick. During the beat-up however, Annie loses her cool and apparently kills Nick. Panicked, Annie orders her two male accomplices and Pete to hide Nick's body in the forest and lie low while the police conduct a search for him. But here's the 'twist' – Nick isn't dead. His spirit, soul or whatever is wandering around, the world is oblivious to him. After an encounter with a revived bird, Nick realizes he isn't dead, but rather in limbo. In the forest, he is still alive, and now his wandering soul has to try and save his physical body from dying.... to do this he 'haunts' Annie, waiting for guilt to sink in and for his murderer to turn herself in.

Loosely based on a novel by Swedish author Mats Wahl – the plot itself has been done before (and better) in the 1990 hit film 'Ghost'. That being said, the film has some small admirable qualities. Kudos has to go to director David Goyer for trying a different technique with the living dead thing. Instead of Nick being unable to touch objects, or having people walk straight through him, Goyer incorporated some impressive camera tricks so that every time Nick touches something, it does move but in a split second replaces itself as though undisturbed. Greatly illustrated in a scene at school when Nick throws a book into a shelf, only to look down and see the book still resting on the table and the shelf intact.

Otherwise the film is pretty mediocre. The soundtrack is well suited to any Grey's Anatomy episode, which is not a good thing. Snow Patrol, Death Cab for Cutie – it's all very 'now' and melancholy. Justin Chatwin, who had a role in the film 'War of the Worlds' and a one-off in TV show 'Lost' is a fairly magnetic leading man. It would help if the character of Nick had some endearing qualities – but unfortunately the side story about his father dying when he was young just isn't enough to make you warm to the pretentious sad-sap. A real problem is the character of Annie. Perhaps a lot of back-story about her home life was cut out, because what is offered about her is not enough to justify her criminal behavior; and it is clear that this is a story of redemption, the audience is waiting with Nick for Annie to grow a conscience and while we wait scenes are offered to make us warm to her... but it just does not work. As Nick says to the un-hearing Annie "Your mom dies and your dad marries somebody else, and that makes it okay?". It doesn't and we cant believe that it does. Furthermore, Margarita Levieva is just too 'pretty' to play such a bad-ass no-hoper. She whips off her black beanie to reveal wicked ringlet hair and all believability of this girl as a murdering thief just go right out the window.

And on a side-note: I don't understand why there was an instant police search for Nick who had not been missing for the required 48 hours? His mother presses the police to begin a full-scale search because Nick usually phones her if he will be out late – but he bought a plane ticket to London, and although she checks and discovers he did not use it, isn't that evidence that he was ready to pack up and leave home?

Another qualm I have is with the editing. Too quick and choppy (especially in the beginning, explaining Nick and Annie's stories), there is no fluency between scenes and I felt somewhat disorientated trying to work out where the scene had suddenly jumped to and which story I was now following.

'The Invisible' starts out mediocre and ends cornily. Hire it on DVD only if there is absolutely nothing else of interest, but be prepared for something pretty uneventful and forgettable.

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