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Kevin Bacon and Elisabeth Shue play former lovers who, along with a team of other scientists like themselves, discover the secret of invisibility.

Gary Hecker, Elisabeth Shue
1 hour 53 minutes

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Hollow Man

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Genres Thriller, Action, Science Fiction
Director Paul Verhoeven
Starring Gary Hecker, Elisabeth Shue
Supporting actors Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle, William Devane, Rhona Mitra, Pablo Espinosa, Margot Rose, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Sarah Bowles, Kelli Scott, Steve Altes, J. Patrick McCormack, Darius A. Sultan, Tom Woodruff Jr., David Vogt
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Never before have I watched a movie where I was genuinely angry in wanting to see the bad guy get his in the end.
Entertaining to a point, and even successful on a certain (low) level, "Hollow Man" is one of those films that leaves you contemplating what could have been.
Bacon is the head of a research team trying to invent a way to turn people invisible and then bring them back...in one piece.
Gerald Booth

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brittney Bush on March 17, 2001
Format: DVD
This film's strength is neither the special effects nor the action sequences, but rather the time it spends exploring the psychological realm: anger, jealousy, and of course, what you would do if you never had to look at yourself in the mirror.
Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian Caine, an egotistical scientist who is leading a government-funded project on invisibility. Caine is so determined to make his project work that he sidesteps Pentagon authorization and brashly makes himself the study's first human test subject.
Trouble arises with the invisibility antidote, however, and Caine is unable to regain opacity. This turn of events, and his subsequent extended confinement to his underground lab, quickly bring out the dark side of Caine's megalomaniac personality. He begins to vent his emotions in most unhealthy ways, violently seeking outlets for his bitterness over a recent split with his girlfriend, his jealousy and rage towards her new lover, and his obsession with the female neighbor he watches through his window. Drawing on the premise that invisibility eliminates feelings of guilt, Hollow Man has Sebastian become a very, very bad man.
The dilemma, of course, lies in how to stop him: what do you do to defend yourself against a man that you can't even see? The situation is resolved, but not before Caine creates an enormous bloodbath, and unfortunately not before I began to lose interest in the film. Near its end, Hollow Man begins to transform into a fairly rote action movie, complete with fireballs and (spoiler alert!) a dramatic escape through an unstable elevator shaft. Trust me, you've seen it all before.
One advantage of the DVD format is that the discriminating viewer can skip fairly directly to the middle of the movie, which is where the psychologically-driven sequences lie and is the part worth watching. The rest, honestly, is rather hollow.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Craig Clarke VINE VOICE on April 29, 2003
Format: DVD
Director Paul Verhoeven (Showgirls, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct) puts out another stinker, this time a sexually explicit (although tamer than usual for Verhoeven) look at the Invisible Man genre.
Kevin Bacon stars as Sebastian Caine (with that name you know we're in for it), a research scientist working on an invisibility potion for the military. After a (just barely) successful experiment on an ape, he (against the cries of partners Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin) decides to take the next step and inject himself with the serum. The plan is to bring him back in three days, but after the rejuvenation serum fails, he is stuck invisible for over a week.
At this point, Hollow Man veers from mediocre effects thriller to sexually deviant mediocre effects thriller. Caine begins exhibiting the behavior of a teenage boy on the loose, with violent consequences. Bacon does manage to breathe some life into the character, especially at the beginning, but Shue and Brolin are nothing close to believable in their roles.
On the plus side, the special effects are marvelous, particularly with "minor" ones like the latex mask Caine wears to give his face some visible form. You can see through the eyeholes to the back of the mask. Actually, all the "invisibility" effects were stunning, but you can't expect effects to carry a film with a weak storyline. Hollow Man might be good for a late night TV viewing, but I wouldn't suggest paying money for it.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John on November 14, 2003
Format: DVD
Paul Verhoeven directed "RoboCop" (1987), "Total Recall" (1990), and "Basic Instinct" (1992). His films all have a hard edge. "Hollow Man" has the edge. It's lacking the brains and heart of the others.
Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) is a brilliant scientist in charge of a US Government-funded underground facility investigating into invisibility serums. They have the ability to turn animals invisible, but up until now there has been no way to reverse it. Now, Sebastian has found a reversal formula, and it works.
Sebastian, afraid his research will be stolen away from him, keeps all records of progress from the military. He is obsessed with power and he doesn't know what to do now that it's all over. ("It feels like the beginning of the end," he says.) And so without asking for permission from his funding, Sebastian becomes the first human to turn invisible to the naked eye - the only thing that can pick up his traces are heat goggles that look like something out of a science fiction movie. Oh, wait...
The serum starts to take a deadly turn, however, when Sebastian feels that everyone is out to get him. He is afraid his colleagues will turn him in, and so he traps them underground and starts to kill them off, one-by-one.
His fellow scientists include: Linda (Elisabeth Shue, who somehow gets top billing over Bacon), Matthew (Josh Brolin), Sarah (Kim Dickens), Carter (Greg Grunberg), and Kramer (William Devane). Linda was his ex-lover sometime in the past. Now she's going out with Matthew. Sebastian doesn't like this; it's part of what triggers his ferocious outbreak in the first place. In short, the guy goes crazy and there's nothing they can do about it except pray and hunt him down with their little goggles and stun guns.
Sebastian considers himself God.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 25, 2012
Format: DVD
Kind of a modern take on the invisible man, the science fiction thriller Hollow Man (2000) follows a team of scientists developing a cutting edge technology, which eventually leads down a dark and violent road. Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers, Robocop, Total Recall) capably directs what is basically a mad scientist creating a monster tale. Hollow Man combines a B-movie storyline with absolutely first class production values, and breathtaking special effects, that are still impressive today. The movie takes some time to explore the situation, before it goes berserk and becomes an action thriller overdriven with special effects.

Dr. Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) has developed a serum that has successfully rendered animal subjects invisible. With the help of his team headed by doctors Linda McKay (Elisabeth Shue) and Matt Kensington (Josh Brolin), Caine makes a breakthrough, successfully restoring an invisible gorilla.

Working on a government sanctioned project, in a top secret underground lab near Washington D.C., Caine hides his success from a Senate committee overseeing the project. Determined to test the serum on a human subject, Caine injects himself with the serum, and after nearly dying in the process, does become invisible. Unfortunately the serum that is supposed to make Sebastian visible again fails, and again nearly kills him.

The frustration of not being able to return to normal, seems to make Caine mentally unstable, and eventually violent. He is also upset that his ex-lover Linda, is now romantically involved with Matt. To try and get Caine back under control, the couple reports what has been happening to their superior in the government, but Caine murders him before he can take action.
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