The People's Review of Hollow Man
score = 30
I somewhat expected more from the movie then what I saw. I mean the
story was clever and the special FX were none like I had seen in any
previous movie but I just expected more. Towards the end of the
movie, all impact is just lost. Going out looking for an invisible
man in long dark corridors is kind of stupid don't you think? In the
last few minutes Sebastian should have died several times. If a nail
to the head with a crowbar doesn't kill him, then he'd be unconscious for
a while, rather then two minutes. I think Verhoeven got confused
with being invisible and possessing superhuman strength. So I gave
this movie a 50
score = 10
comments = If you don't have something to do. Don't watch this movie. You
can abuse your time watching as te world turns or something! Worser than
this film can't be!
Only the Special-FX ARE GREAT! But nothing else. The film will be great
when they only show the part in which he is going to be invisible. and cut
SO DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS MOVIE AND DO SOMETHING ELSE WATCH A LAME
SOAP OR SOMETHING!
score = 80
comments = I wasn't going to write a review, but after reading some of the
reviews below, I had to.
Straight from the start I will say the special effects are perfect, very
imaginative. Yet after all the special effects you don't come away
from the cinema thinking about them. Which is a great achievement
(remember Jurassic Park).
Being a fan of Kevin Bacon I was looking forward to this. All in all
the thing I was most disapointed with was that there wasn't much of Paul
Verhovan's usual Social commentary which I love, (Starship
Kevin Bacon excells as the 'mad' scientist (At the start), but in the end
half of the movie he looses a bit of the impact.
The film starts of great, up untill he can't be changed back you are
enthralled. From then on it is an action & special effect
estraviganza (which isn't a bad thing under Paul Verhovans direction.
You are excited & interested all the time.
Yet I have to say about the end. Below they say he jest wouldn't die
& it was unbelievable. I would have to disagree, by this point
you don't see him as a scientist but a killer. Even though when he
attacks her in the lift is a bit superhuman, it didn't bother me as the
event itself kept me on the egde of my seat.
Saying this the bit I thourght was unbelievable was Elizabeths lover, he
had the hook end of a crow bar in his side & 5 minutes later climed an
The voyeaur asspects were very original, I had never seen this before
& it was a great change to the usual invisible man story. You
come away from the film thinking about these seans. Many people were
discusted by these scenes but have to expect a frank dipiction by Paul
Not a classic, but a very ejoyable film. Go see it! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Krazy 4 Kevin
score = 100
comments = You people are crazy if you thought this movie was bad.
Do you realize that it was #1 for several weeks? I for one loved it
and it was not just the special effects that were good. If you
thought that it had no plot than you really must have been sleeping!
DEFINETLY A MUST SEE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
score = 50
This movie wasn't that great, but it wasn't totally bad either. It
was worth a matinee ticket. Don't take small children, and think
about older children. In the infrared, Kevin Bacon is obviously
nude. Special effects were great, but the dialog could have used a
lot of work.
score = 10
I went to see this movie realizing that it wasn't going to be a
"classic" fil;m, but simply a special-effects movie. You know, a
cool-looking movie. However I still expect some thinking when it comes to
the flow of the movie. So he gets invisible and molests people. That's
sick! Then he kills people, which might make you think
"action!", but it actually ends up just being boring and
disgusting. The elevator sequence is just stupid. Why didn't they just
escape there in the first place? Don't go see this movie unless you're
bent on special effects, because that's the only thing I liked about it.
score = 100
Some people seem to just want to be critic and not enjoy a movie. I
thought this movie was excellent from start to finish and there was a good
enough story for me, sorry there was. Some of you just like to bash movies
for the sake of bashing movies, grow up!
score = 80
Hollow Man was a great scary movie! The effects were out of this world.
The gorilla and Sebastian transformations were state of the art! This
movie is a must see! Go see it! You won't be disappointed!
score = 30
This movie was horrible. Although the casting was kind of weak and
annoying (Elizabeth Shue does NOT make a good genious/scientist), the
movie started off mildly interesting. As the movie progressed it turned
into a mindless cheapo horror flick that was not only cliche, but
nonsensically stupid. The only saving element was the special effects,
which were of course marvelous. But that's almost to be expected nowadays.
In summary, this movie could have been MUCH better if it were thought out
a helluva lot more. Wait till it gets to cable to see it, it sucks.
score = 50
I can't believe I really wanted to see this movie! Great and very
intriguing special effects, but there's hardly any plot. There's
also a lot of obvious mistakes in this movie. I won't spoil it, but
pay attention to the fingerprint ID system. This movie has a lot of
potential...too bad they didn't take advantage of what they had.
score = 10
Frankly, if I had to go into everything that was bad about "Hollow
Man", I'd have carpal tunnel syndrome by the end of the review.
Between the terrible acting, lazy direction, and unintentionally hilarious
dialogue, I have no idea where to begin. Easily the worst film I've
seen in years.
score = 10
This movie stinks!!! A total waste of money. If your planning
on seeing this movie then bring a pillow because it'll make you fall
effects were great but the ending destroyed the whole illusion - he was an
invisible man who has more lives than Morris the Cat. He should have died
at least four times in the last five minutes of the film. Being set on
fire, electrocuted, smashed in the head with a crow bar, a monster
explosion of his own device and yet he lives ... what were they thinking?
movie advertised very aggresively as you may remember. The previews
showed solid clips of non-stip special effects and action sequences.
Despite the great trailors to this movie, the movie as a whole was a
dissappointment. Although there was some suspenceful sequences, such
as when a scientist is throwing bags of blood around her perimeter to make
sure kevin bacon's character can't pursue her, which he does anyways,
there was a lot of drag in this movie with many holes in the script.
The plot was nice, but this movie ran into the problem that many movies do
these days. A good build up, only to equal a bad ending. The
last 10 minutes were rediculous when the villian was burned, electrocuted,
as well as other things and still didn't die. Audiences could be confused
if he was human or another Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th. Kevin
Bacon did a legitamate job as always, but this movie relied heavily on
special effects, which did not enable him to display his acting talents as
well as he does in other films. See this during a matinee when there
is little else to do.