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The Invisible Man

Released Nov 13, 1933 1h 11m Sci-Fi List
95% Tomatometer 55 Reviews 85% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor (Henry Travers) and his fiancée (Gloria Stuart), it's clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner (William Harrigan) desperately try to devise a plan to capture him. Read More Read Less
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James Whale's classic The Invisible Man features still-sharp special effects, loads of tension, a goofy sense of humor, and a memorable debut from Claude Rains.

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Times (UK) Staff Times (UK) Mr. Wells's original idea had the element of humour as well as stark terror in it; in the film the humour misses all its glorious opportunities and the terror is robbed. Oct 8, 2020 Full Review SMH Staff Sydney Morning Herald Under the supervision of James Whale, the director of "Frankenstein" and "The Old Dark House" the doings of the Invisible Man have been set forth with extraordinary realism. Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Age Staff The Age (Australia) A marvel of film technique. Oct 8, 2020 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast Featuring director James Whale's trademark black humor, The Invisible Man is a delightfully demented horror film that sports some truly outstanding visual effects. Rated: 4.5/5 Apr 1, 2024 Full Review Joe Lipsett Horror Queers Podcast The Universal Monster with the biggest ego and the highest body count. This film is lean and mean (though it definitely doesn't need that female love interest) Rated: 4/5 Mar 28, 2024 Full Review Carson Timar ClapperCast When you get Claude Rains' performance mixed with James Whale's hand as a director you simply get perfection. Oct 31, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Kurtis E The special effects in this film are HIGHLY underrated, nothing short of groundbreaking, and nobody talks about it. Briskly paced, everybody in this film does exactly what they're supposed to do. I laughed as Dr. Jack Griffin, the titular invisible man devolves into a cartoonish and maniacal spree of murder and mayhem. A very fun film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Alec B I like that Raines is psychotic from the get go. It gives the movie energy and purpose. Whale also has the right sense of humor about the whole thing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Jay H The dialogue in this movie is awful, and Mrs. Hall is one of the most irritating characters I've ever seen. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Jon C Great movie!! A true classic of the universal monsters Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Judith C The original is usually best and love this movie - Claude Raine's debut. The screaming housekeeper is perfect Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/31/23 Full Review Kliff H Amazing for its age, a real pleaser. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor (Henry Travers) and his fiancée (Gloria Stuart), it's clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner (William Harrigan) desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.
Director
James Whale
Producer
Carl Laemmle Jr.
Screenwriter
R.C. Sherriff, Preston Sturges, H.G. Wells, Philip Wylie
Distributor
Realart Pictures Inc., Universal Pictures, Screen Gems, Universal Home Entertainment, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]
Production Co
Universal Pictures
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 13, 1933, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 19, 2016
Runtime
1h 11m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.37:1)
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