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The Invisible Man (2020)

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When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Director:

Leigh Whannell

Writers:

Leigh Whannell (screenplay), Leigh Whannell (screen story)
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2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... Cecilia Kass
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Adrian Griffin
Harriet Dyer ... Emily Kass
Aldis Hodge ... James Lanier
Storm Reid ... Sydney Lanier
Michael Dorman ... Tom Griffin
Benedict Hardie ... Marc (Architect)
Renee Lim ... Doctor Lee
Brian Meegan ... Lyft Driver
Nick Kici Nick Kici ... Taylor (Waiter)
Vivienne Greer ... Screaming Woman
Nicholas Hope ... Head Doctor
Cleave Williams ... Orderly
Cardwell Lynch Cardwell Lynch ... Police Officer
Sam Smith ... Detective Reckley
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Storyline

The film follows Cecilia, who receives the news of her abusive ex-boyfriend's suicide. She begins to re-build her life for the better. However, her sense of reality is put into question when she begins to suspect her deceased lover is not actually dead. Written by Max

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What You Can't See Can Hurt You


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong bloody violence, and language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Armie Hammer and Alexander Skarsgård were the studio's top choices for the titular role. See more »

Goofs

Cecilia passes out at a job interview from a high dose of diazepam (Valium). But if she had that much drug in her system she likely wouldn't have been able to walk into that interview, at least not in a straight line. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Griffin: [after Cecilia contacts Adrian and sets up a meeting at his house] Wow, you look amazing. I mean, you've always, you always look amazing.
Cecilia Kass: I don't feel amazing. It's all a lie.
Adrian Griffin: So I wanted to get us some simple takeout but of course, I started obsessing over what you'd be in the mood for. Hence, we have the OCD buffet of sushi, steak, and pasta. Or you might not be hungry at all. Uh, which is so logical that it suddenly makes this feast look moronic.
Cecilia Kass: I'll have steak.
Adrian Griffin: That's a good choice.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear amidst large waves crashing against a cliff, appearing invisible until the waves crash against them and reveal them briefly. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version was cut to secure a 15 certificate, by removing 3s of bloody injury detail in a scene of self-harm. See more »


Soundtracks

Lost in Thought
Composers: Jim Copperthwaite (as James Copperthwaite), John Cameron, Oliver Vessey (as Oliver James Vessey)
Publishers: KPM Music Ltd and EMI Music Publishing Libraries
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As good as a modern Invisible Man movie can be.
24 March 2020 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

Leigh Whannell is not a subtle filmmaker - at least, that's what I used to think. The Saw and Insidious movies are over-the-top and shocking, which is fine, and I enjoyed Upgrade quite a bit, but I was afraid the Invisible Man would fall into the same trap of shock-value over substance. Thankfully, I was wrong.

From the opening scene, the movie sucks you in with tension and unease. Cecilia (Elizabeth Moss) is trying to escape from her abusive boyfriend while he is asleep, and with practically no dialogue or exposition, we immediately understand the situation and feel for Moss' character. She's trapped in an abusive relationship and fears for her life. It's a testament to Whannell's deliberate direction, using visual cues to give us the information we need while slowly ratcheting up the suspense. The movie is not reliant on jump scares. There are a few, but they're 100% earned and actually effective because we care about the characters. The excellent score helps add to the atmosphere, alternating between pulsating ambience and melancholy orchestral bits.

From the concise writing, likable characters, clever directing, a powerhouse lead performance, and a genuinely scary villain, The Invisible Man gets just about everything right. I suppose you could nitpick some of the logic, but that's missing the point. It's a film about gaining freedom from a toxic relationship, and Whannell knows exactly how to pace the story so that we don't spend too much time dwelling on potential plot holes. Overall, a gripping and expertly crafted psychological thriller.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Universal Monster Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,205,665, 1 March 2020

Gross USA:

$64,914,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,560,433
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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