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At Theaters: 8/17/2007 On Video: 1/29/2008
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489939
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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A mysterious epidemic alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist discovers the epidemic’s origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping the escalating invasion.
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Sci-Fi Action Thriller - This is a science fiction thriller based on the famous Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but there is actually fairly little in the way of the expected visual effects--but the end does have the action and explosions would expect from producer Joel Silver. Fans of Nicole Kidman won't be disappointed but co-star Daniel Craig has limited screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicole Kidman HAPPY FEET, BEWITCHED, THE INTERPRETER, BIRTH
Daniel Craig CASINO ROYALE, MUNICH, THE JACKET
Jeremy Northam BOBBY JONES STROKE OF GENIUS, POSSESSION
Jeffrey Wright CASINO ROYALE, SYRIANA, BROKEN FLOWERS, SHAFT
Jackson Bond Feature Film Debut
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel DOWNFALL
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 S-words and 1 GD.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits, shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Chases and explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average The Invasion is an erratically assembled mess that fails to satisfy the expectations of any genre's adherents.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average ...cast members do what they can with dialogue that can hardly be spoken, and a plot that we concede must be implausible but does not necessarily have to upstage the Mad magazine version.

USA Today Full Review
Average Unfortunately for Invasion, the filmmakers and their body-snatching villains also seem bent on sermonizing about everything from the war in Iraq to the state of the pharmaceutical industry.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 103 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
13
About 50/50
92%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
13
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
14
Fairly High
86%
30+Adults (M)
25
Fairly Low
80%
30+Adults (F)
31
Fairly High
94%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 103 moviegoers:
TEENS:About three-quarters of the males and half the females enjoyed "The Invasion," but their reviews aren't great. There are minimal very high reviews and quite a few somewhat low reviews. Fortunately, no one really disliked the movie so that's a plus. Half of you will likely enjoy "The Invasion" quite a bit and the rest will feel it was, at least, an OK/average to slightly below average movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Around half of both the males and females enjoyed "The Invasion," but most of the remaining half only rated it as an OK/average to below average movie. These are not the greatest reviews but, at least, no one truly disliked it. I would recommend a lower cost matinee just to be safe.
ADULTS:The females actually enjoyed this sci-fi thriller more than the guys. A little better than half the ladies truly enjoyed "The Invasion." Most of the remaining half rated it as an OK/average movie with just a few rating it below average. The guys reviews indicate a movie only about a third truly enjoyed. Most rated it as an OK/average movie with a fair number of below average reviews. Would only recommend a matinee.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
A massive explosion lights up the skies from Dallas to Washington, DC, shattering the space shuttle Patriot into pieces that rain down across the U.S. The authorities are quick to seize control of the situation, but stories emerge about a strange substance found clinging to the wreckage—something that withstood the extreme cold of space and searing heat of reentry to get here. And the first to come in contact with it are the first to change… But no one wants to start a panic.

DC psychiatrist Carol Bennell does not connect what happened to the shuttle with the bizarre occurrences that seem to accelerate around her: one of her patients is terrified that her husband has been replaced by a stranger; violent outbursts on the streets are quickly subdued; and a very strange substance comes home in her son Oliver's Halloween candy—something that might, in fact, be alive.

She tells her friend and fellow doctor, Ben Driscoll, that something is very wrong despite the fact that Washington does not seem concerned. The official word is that it's simply a new form of flu, but before realizing the weight of what's happening Carol lets Oliver spend the weekend with his estranged dad, a high-level official with the Center for Disease Control, who is in Washington investigating the crash and was one of the first people on the scene.

As the epidemic spreads, Carol discovers that the very people in charge of inoculation against it are spreading something far worse—a spore of unknown origin that attacks human DNA while the host sleeps, remaking it in the image of a life-form that looks like us and talks like us, but with all human emotion drained away.

Seemingly overnight, the people around her are transformed into hive-like beings with one imperative: to infect others and take control.

Doing everything in her power to stay awake, Carol embarks on a desperate journey into a changed world to stay alive long enough to find her son. To hide among them, she will have to remain calm…betray no emotion…and, most of all, not fall asleep.

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