Hollow Man

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -4

Dr. Sebastian Caine (Kevin Bacon) and his team appear to have conquered the problem of making animals invisible. And in a stroke of genius, Caine seems to have solved the problem of restoring their visibility. But will the formulas work the same for humans? With the help of his assistant and one-time lover, Dr. Linda McKay (Elisabeth Shue), Caine decides to try the formulas on himself. However, the restoring formula fails to return him to the visible world. Stuck in an invisible state, Caine begins to enjoy the power of not being seen. As he states, Its amazing what you can do when you dont have to look at yourself in the mirror. An updated version of H.G. Wells Invisible Man, amazing computer-generated special effects help audiences see Caines transformation and growing sense of omnipotence. Part mad scientist horror thriller, part love triangle, young crowds will probably make a strong showing for HOLLOW MAN.

Initially, the film teases the mind with intriguing questions, such as what would you do if you couldnt be seen? But quickly descends into voyeurism as Caine watches women undress, or undresses them himself, revealing their breasts. The transformation becomes an anatomy lesson as bodies appear and disappear layer by layer, revealing muscles, internal organs, veins and skeleton of test subjects. This includes male genitals on occasion, at least the internal structure. Graphic and bloody violence occurs as Caine tries to protect his new power, killing members of his own research team. And these supposedly well-educated scientists spew obscenities and profanities like they were longshoremen. Caine also makes jokes about being God, but ends up descending into a hell of his own creation. No morals, no ethics and self-love makes one a HOLLOW MAN indeed.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Columbia Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (19) times - Mild 9, moderate 10

Obscene Language: Many (67) times - F-word 40, s-word 24, other 3

Profanity: Many (31) times - Regular 23 (GD 14, C 2, J 4, JC, Csake, Gforsaken), exclamatory 8 (OMG 5, OG 2, MG)

Violence: Many times - Moderate and severe/ graphic (rat bitten by cat/ bloody teeth, animal bites mans hand, punches, shoves, kicks, break glass window, dog killed, strangling, drowning, bloody neck wound, blood flow from mouth, shot w/tranquilizer gun, neck broken, stab through chest, bloody wound on stomach, bloody bodies, burning man, electrocution, hit on head, explosions, shoulder scraped, man falls into flames)

Sex: Implied few times (unmarried couple in bed)

Nudity: Several times (breasts in magazine, female rear in thong, male rear, brief male frontal, breasts several times) Near nudity - few times (woman in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Man watches woman undress, reference to past sexual relationship, couple discusses sexual activity, crude sexual joke, man moves hand up womans leg, attempted seduction, sexual dream, couple kissing/ undressing

Drugs: Alcohol (champagne/wine) with meal, cigar/ pipe smoking

Other: Man jokes about being God, invisible bodies disappear/reappear - internal organs last/first, man lies to oversight committee, woman on commode, man vomits

Running Time: 124 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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