Hollow Man (2000) Movie Review

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Hollow Man (2000)

2000 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
112 minutes / 1h 52min

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Hollow Man Plot Synopsis:

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues

Hollow Man (2000) Review

Hollow Man (2000) is an American-German science fiction horror film that is 112 - 119 (directors cut) minutes long and was shot in Los Angeles, California, USA; Sony Pictures Studios - Culver City, California, USA and Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997), RoboCop (1987), Basic Instinct (1992)) did wonder with this movie, but he could have done better because it had a lot of potential with Kevin Bacon‘s invisibility. The movie had an estimated budget of $95 million and grossed over $190.2 million at the box office and was inspired by H. G. Wells’ novel, The Invisible Man. The movie revolves around Kevin Bacon playing Sebastian Caine, who is a scientist that goes on a killing spree after rendering himself invisible. The film contains nudity, sexual language and content, extreme violence, drug use, bad language, suspense, thrills, and horror.

Scientist Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon - Apollo 13 (1995), Footloose (1984), Mystic River (2003), X-Men: First Class (2011)) is one heck of a scientist who made a serum that can make people/things invisible. Sebastian team consisting of his ex-girlfriend Dr. Linda McKay and Dr. Matt Kensington test the serum on a female gorilla, and it worked so they restore her back to visibility. Sebastian started to have feelings for Linda (Elisabeth Shue - Back to the Future Part II (1989), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Back to the Future Part III (1990)) again and does not know that Linda and Matt are a couple. Sebastian used the serum on himself and became completely invisible. He started to play innocent pranks on his co-workers but there is one major problem, and that is he cannot revert to back and restore his visibility after being invisible for three days. Sebastian soon after began disobeying orders, raped his neighbor, drowned one of his superiors and started to do other horrible things to his co-workers after his colleagues threatened him that they will go public with his problem.

Hollow Man had some pretty good intriguing special effects and astonishing excellent visual effects with Kevin Bacon’s invisibility which could have been escalated because it had potential too but it was not escalated. They basically wasted an invisible man by not doing much with his skills except for killing and causing harm to people when they could have shown us how it feels to be invisible. The movie had an intriguing story but it failed from receiving my entire attention throughout the film, and it was mainly due to the ending being weak. The movie could have received an eight if the ending was stronger. With all said, the movie was an excellent watch, and I would recommend it to fellow sci-fi fans.

  • Hollow Man Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.09
  • IMDB: 5.7
  • MetaCritic: 2.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.7

About Hollow Man 2000

Title: Hollow Man
Year: 2000
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.05/5 stars from 112,459 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 112,459
MPAA Rating: R
Hollow Man Cast Starring: Tom Woodruff Jr., Kevin Bacon, Gary A. Hecker, Josh Brolin, Greg Grunberg, Rhona Mitra, J. Patrick McCormack, William Devane, Joey Slotnick, Elisabeth Shue, Kim Dickens, Pablo Espinosa, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Steve Altes, Darius A. Sultan, David Vogt, Stephen Szibler, Mary Randle, Margot Rose, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Sarah Bowles, Kelli Scott
Hollow Man Writers: Gary Scott Thompson, Andrew W. Marlowe
Hollow Man Director: Paul Verhoeven
Box Office: $72,055,301
Production: Columbia Pictures
Website: http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/hollowman
Language: English
Country: USA, Germany