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28th February
written by Adam

Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss), the partner of suicidal and abusive tech genius Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) has many questions surrounding the details of Adrian’s reported demise. But, it’s her own sanity that Cecilia begins to question as mysterious and lethal coincidences begin lining up, could it be that she’s being haunted or followed by someone or something that no one can see? Written and Directed by Leigh Whannell this two hour and four minute descent into gas lighting preys upon a number of well established horror tactics to carefully induce this “monster in the house” tale of terror and retribution; which, for the better part of the first two acts works nicely if and for only the fact that we don’t “see” the monster, all too often once we see the monster, our fears are lifted as the unknown becomes known, spooks deflated. Sadly, it’s the soggy spook to finish the race in a rather predictable cat and mouse-capade that doesn’t close the film as strong as possible. Performance wise the film is Moss’s show, meanwhile for Jackson-Cohen, invisible suits him, perhaps he should have stayed that way to the end? Ouch. Maybe a matinee for those committed to suspense with a dash of horror, otherwise best a rental. The Invisible Man is Rated R.

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