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HOLLOW MAN

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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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