The Invasion
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A mysterious, mind-altering epidemic has infected humankind, and when a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist discovers that the outbreak seems to be extraterrestrial in origin, she struggles to save her son from infection in this sci-fi thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Das Experiment). The space shuttle has crashed, and investigators assigned to explore the wreckage have found something unimaginable in the debris -- something from the deepest reaches of outer space. Everyone who comes into contact with it soon begins to transform in ways that… More

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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
"Nicole Kidman's character struggles to stay awake -- as will the audience."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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
"Next time the aliens come invading, they may want to pass the brains, hold the lecture."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"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
"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
"We'll have to wait until the inevitable director's cut DVD to find out what Hirschbiegel really wanted to say. It would have to be a whole lot more interesting than this accidental agit-prop, which equates pacifism with mindlessness."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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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