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In the sci-fi thriller The Invasion, an insidious behavior-altering epidemic is decimating the human race. When a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman - The Hours, Birth) discovers that the epidemic's origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping the escalating invasion. Produced by The Matrix's Joel Silver, this edge-of-your-seat thriller also stars Casino Royale's Daniel Craig, Mimic's Jeremy Northam and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Wright.
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Critics Consensus: The Invasion is slickly made, but it lacks psychological insight and thrills.
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Common Sense Says
Smart thriller devolves into standard action fare.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this latest cinematic take on Invasion of the Body Snatchers could definitely scare kids, despite the fact that much of its violence is implied instead of shown. Not that it's short on action-violence scenes: There's a space shuttle crash, lots of loud car crashes, fights/struggles, and bloody shootings. And the alien virus leaves humans looking creepy (crusty, featureless, and wheezing), before they're turned into eerie copies of themselves. The movie -- which is structured to reflect the main character's disjointed state of mind -- cuts back and forth quickly in time in ways that might confuse younger viewers. Language is brief (one or two uses of "s--t" and "damn"), there's some social drinking, and Carol downs pills to stay awake.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:August 17, 2007
- Audio Format:Stereo
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