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      Memoirs of an Invisible Man

      PG-13 1992 1 hr. 39 min. Sci-Fi List
      26% 35 Reviews Tomatometer 32% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Nick Halloway (Chevy Chase) is an average businessman who undergoes an extraordinary change when an experiment gone awry turns him invisible. Government operative David Jenkins (Sam Neill) discovers Nick in his see-through condition at the scene of the accident and arranges for him to be taken into custody, but he escapes. As Nick tries to find out more about his strange situation, he receives aid from Alice Monroe (Daryl Hannah), a pretty acquaintance who helps him avoid capture. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 12 Buy Now

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      It boasts an intriguing cast and the special effects were groundbreaking, but they can't compensate for Memoirs of an Invisible Man's sadly pedestrian script.

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      Don P This is probably the best movie that you've avoided seeing. I've never understood why this movie has gotten such low numbers. This is, in essence, John Carpenter's remake of Hitchcock's North by Northwest. A lot of people ridiculed Chevy Chase's performance in this, but then again these are people who probably never have seen him in any of the Fletch movies. Remember, this was when Chevy Chase was Chevy Chase, not Disgruntled Chevy. He not only handles the humor as well as he's always had, but he is a surprisingly good serious actor. The chemistry between Chase and Daryl Hannah is beyond good. They make you root for them as people and as a couple. Carpenter hits all of his notes almost on the money, riffing on NBNW's several elements. Early in the movie, for instance, Chase hangs onto a ledge in the same manner that Eva Marie Saint held on to Mount Rushmore in thr Hitchcock movie. There's even set pieces on a train, akin to NBNW. They even found a way to get the Hitchcock movies main villain, James Mason. This was the first time I saw Sam Neill in anything, and this was before Jurassic Park. Neill is a dead ringer for Mason. Smooth, sophisticated, and elegant, he is definitely the best thing about this underrated movie. If your mind is open, don't let this rare treasure pass you by. I don't know about you, but for me, it's 100 minutes well spent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review jay t Pacing is good, chevy is decent, effects for the time are great. What's the complaint? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/24/23 Full Review David W A great cast and for its time the special effects are brilliant. Its at heart a romantic comedy with the usp twist that the protagonist is invisible. The script is a bit light on the comedy though and concentrates a bit too much on the romantic element which doesn't make the best use of the talented cast, director and special effects. For a John Carpenter movie the direction could have been a bit pacier and tighter, I'm not sure light comedy is where the director feels most at home but that's mainly down to the script. It's certainly not bad by any means though and still worth a watch, especially for Carpenter completists. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/16/23 Full Review Michael T This movie was much better than expected. It was half-way between a comedy and an action adventure flick, lampooning spy thrillers and sci-fi. Chevy Chase carries the movie even though you can't see him much of the time. Sam Neil and Daryl Hannah give good supporting roles. This is the best role I have seen Daryl Hannah in. At an hour and 39 minutes with credits, it holds your attention without any lags or musical interludes. I recommend it for light entertainment. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/19/23 Full Review Milania A Favorite Movie of my childhood!!! Absolutely amazing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/07/23 Full Review Audience Member 3.4 i low key love these movies Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/27/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader In a better time and universe and film industry, the assertion of one creative personality wouldn’t necessarily entail the trampling or effacement of another. Rated: 1/4 May 26, 2022 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Consider this a call for audiences to revisit Carpenter's least appreciated work, a charming blend of romance and Hitchcockian thrills, featuring incredible special FX, light humor, a mild social commentary, and accomplished filmmaking. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 11, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Boasts excellent visual effects but otherwise relates a mediocre story. Rated: 2/4 Jun 7, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com This is a misguided romantic comedy entry into the Invisible Man canon so vibrantly born from the mind of H.G. Wells. Rated: 2/5 Aug 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Nick Halloway (Chevy Chase) is an average businessman who undergoes an extraordinary change when an experiment gone awry turns him invisible. Government operative David Jenkins (Sam Neill) discovers Nick in his see-through condition at the scene of the accident and arranges for him to be taken into custody, but he escapes. As Nick tries to find out more about his strange situation, he receives aid from Alice Monroe (Daryl Hannah), a pretty acquaintance who helps him avoid capture.
      Director
      John Carpenter
      Executive Producer
      Arnon Milchan
      Screenwriter
      Robert Collector, Dana Olsen, William Goldman
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $13.4M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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