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Hollow Man (2000)

Directed by:
Paul Verhoeven
COUNTRY
USA/Germany
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
-
RUNNING TIME
112 minutter
Produced by:
Alan Marshall
Douglas Wick
Written by:
Andrew W. Marlowe


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sebastian Caine Kevin Bacon
Linda McKay Elisabeth Shue
Matthew Kensington Josh Brolin

 

Review

Not for the first time does Paul Verhoeven smudge the premise of a good motion picture with going too far too fast. The screenplay by Andrew Marlowe is an update of James Whale's The Invisible Man, but Marlowe's horror-pop does nothing to credit H. G. Wells' classic story. The early part of the film is both visually impressive and suspenseful, but then Verhoeven suddenly goes for the shocks without having the foundation to back it up. Kevin Bacon looks good in the title role, but what should have been a development in his character is only a silly, transparent (literally) transformation.

Copyright 25.9.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]