7.1/10
134,635
1,538 user 408 critic

The Invisible Man (2020)

Trailer
2:44 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Leigh Whannell

Writers:

Leigh Whannell (screenplay), Leigh Whannell (screen story)
Popularity
15 ( 138)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What You Can't See Can Hurt You


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong bloody violence, and language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Whannell enjoys weaponizing an audience's knowledge of movies against them, and the opening sequence is filled with examples where viewers expect things that don't happen. This includes everything from mirror scares to Adrian's (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) eyes opening. See more »

Goofs

The van used by Cecilia to chase Tom should be damaged because of the crash but it was not. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Griffin: Surprise.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures logo appears in silence. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version was cut to secure a 15 certificate, by removing 3s of bloody injury detail in a scene of self-harm. See more »


Soundtracks

Kids
Performed by Rich Brian
Courtesy of 88rising
Written by Rappy (as Sergiu Gherman), Tyler Mehlenbacher, Daniel Tannenbaum, Rich Brian (as Brian Soewarno), Frank Dukes (as Adam Feeney), Sean Miyashiro, Craig Balmoris
(c) Published by 88Rising Publishing, LLC
(c) Published by one77 Music LLC
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Universal Music Corp., Song of Universal Inc.
Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
(c) Quiet as Kept Music Inc. Licensed by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Limited
See more »

User Reviews

 
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.


45 of 86 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,538 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Invisible Man See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,205,665, 1 March 2020

Gross USA:

$64,914,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,953,936
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed