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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

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"It falls far short as an effective sci-fi thriller, not to mention the brainy political allegory it's determined to be."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"The latest and lamest version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers might have been an accidental camp classic if its politics weren't so abhorrent and the movie didn't try to hide its ineptitude behind a veil of pomposity."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Even with its flaws The Invasion is still eerie, provocative and a solid showcase for Kidman."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"There are some nice shocks to be had, but not enough to stop viewers from falling asleep, which is ironic considering that staying awake is an essential plot point for Kidman's character."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Taken as a more popcorn-y sci-fi flick with a cool look, a tense, creepy feel, and uncommonly handsome leads giving above-average-for-the-genre performances, however, The Invasion is perfectly entertaining."
‑ Heather Huntington, ReelzChannel.com
"There's much to recommend here. But there are too many inconsistencies."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Nicole Kidman's character struggles to stay awake -- as will the audience."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The Invasion is too solidly crafted to be genuinely bad film, but it completely fails to grip as a thriller."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Shoddy and soulless"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"There are worse ways to spend an hour and a half than staring mindlessly at a movie's impossibly beautiful cast, but there are plenty of better ones as well."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"Opting for car chases instead of the thought-provoking ideas of its predecessors, the film looks like the work of, if not pod people, folks who gave up any kind of passion for the material long before the cameras started to roll."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Next time the aliens come invading, they may want to pass the brains, hold the lecture."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"As ridiculous as The Invasion gets, its competent acting, fast pace, and campy B-movie vibe keep you weirdly transfixed against your better judgment."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"The aliens make it so plainly obvious to their intentions that it'd be ridiculous not to notice what was happening with their landing on Earth..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The Invasion is the fourth and most recent big screen adaptation of Jack Finney's 1955 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers, and hopefully it will be the last."
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
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