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The Invasion (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Invasion is slickly made, but it lacks psychological insight and thrills.

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'"The Invasion" tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that 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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Nicole Kidman
as Carol Bennell
Daniel Craig
as Dr. Ben Driscoll
Jeremy Northam
as Tucker Kaufman
Jeffrey Wright
as Dr. Stephen Galeano
Josef Sommer
as Dr. Henryk Belicec
Celia Weston
as Ludmilla Belicec
Roger Rees
as Yorish
Alexis Raben
as Belicec's Aide
Adam LeFevre
as Richard Lenk
Joanna Merlin
as Joan Kaufman
Field Blauvelt
as Census Taker
Rhonda Overby
as Dina Twain
Reid Sasser
as NASA Official
Ava Lenet
as Mrs. Cunningham
Michael Kelly
as Dog Owner
Luray Cooper
as Cop in Tunnel
Nanna Ingvarsson
as Panicked Woman in Tunnel
Jeff Wincott
as Transit Cop
Wes Johnson
as News Stand Vendor
Becky Woodley
as Mrs. Robinson
Parker Webb
as Man in Rags
Cloie Wyatt Taylor
as Sobbing Teen
John Colton
as Field Reporter
John Lelsie Wolfe
as Tucker's Colleague
John Leslie Wolfe
as Tucker's Colleague
Tim Scanlin
as Subway Guy
Timothy Scanlin
as Subway Guy
Tara Garwood
as Subway Girl
Genevieve Adell
as Sleep Deprived Screamer
Derren Fuentes
as Helpful Cop
Benjamin Bullard
as Boy in Train Station
Jean H. Miller
as Transition Nurse
Jean Schertler
as Elderly Lady
Jean Miller
as Transition Nurse
James Bouchet
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Invasion

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (47)

Having established an effectively creepy mood in the first half, the film eventually degenerates into a muddled mess, with Nicole and Daniel Craig dodging zombies while popping amphetamines in a desperate effort to stay awake. We know how they feel.

October 16, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Novelist Jack Finney's body snatchers have appeared in some fine movies, but the only disturbing-looking thing here is what they've done to Nicole Kidman's lips.

October 12, 2007 | Full Review…

If not a train-wreck, this is certainly more than a fender-bender. In a world overflowing with targets for a satirical pasting, we needed something a lot sharper than this.

October 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…


September 1, 2007 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

It falls far short as an effective sci-fi thriller, not to mention the brainy political allegory it's determined to be.

August 25, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's much to recommend here. But there are too many inconsistencies.

August 20, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Invasion


Invasion Of The Body Snatchers gets an wee tiny transfusion from modern action flicks and you get this typical popcorn munching afternoon at the flickers. Nicky Kidman delivers the usual solid rock of a performance as the center here, and everyone else provides capable support. Not a bore, but nary a surprise as well. Good munching!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


This story catches your attention from the start but little by little ends up getting cliched and the plot just gets weaker by the minute. However, Nicole Kidman is enough to recommend this and also for those who can't miss a sci-fi flick like me.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

No where near as good as the original Donald Sutherland version. Flashy car chases and lots of running don't make a film intense or scary, there's no suspense here. The invaders are just a virus with no real point behind them (would have been better if they were actual aliens) there's no build up, it just dives straight into it and the ending is a total wash out all tied up with a nice little bow, what was the point?

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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