Arion Berger
January 05, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Hollow Man

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
114 minutes
performer
Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Kim Dickens
director
Paul Verhoeven
distributor
Columbia Pictures
author
Andrew W. Marlowe
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

In this tidy moral metaphor about scientific arrogance run amok, Bacon literally loses sight of himself and his humanity as both the bad-boy head of a government-funded project to develop an invisibility serum and its first human subject. Crummy acting and preposterous dialogue garnered Paul Verhoeven’s science-horror flick critical boos upon its release, but it’s a cheesy hoot on the small screen, with impressive digital effects and rivetingly gooshy gross-outs. B-

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