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.


Leigh Whannell


Leigh Whannell (screenplay by), Leigh Whannell (screen story by)
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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


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

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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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Did You Know?


Elisabeth Moss' character is thrown across the dining-room table by the invisible man. Nailing this shot wasn't easy. It involved two stunt performers, one of whom was in a green suit; various ropes; a VFX team; and the precise movements of a robotic, motion-controlled camera. See more »


Cecilia cuts her left wrist in the shower of her secure medical facility room, yet in the next shot when she is pulled along a white floor there is no blood and no sign of a wound. There is no further sign of this injury until the final scene where she has a white bandage. See more »


Tom Griffin: It's upsetting to see you in this condition. Even though things ended badly for you and Adrian, I still look at you as family.
Cecilia Kass: Are you my lawyer now?
Tom Griffin: I'm your lawyer for your source of income. I represent my brother's trust. The money from his trust was payable to you, conditional upon you being subject to criminal charges of any kind, or being ruled to be mentally incompetent. Now in light of your current situation, it's my duty to inform you that any further payments are to be halted. I know ...
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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 China Mainland version was cut to make sure it hits the big screen by 40 seconds. One is in Yulan restaurant and the ending was heavily cut. See more »


Version of The Invisible Man (1984) See more »


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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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Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,205,665, 1 March 2020

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