- Running time:
- 99 minutes
- Nicole Kidman -
- Carol Bennell
- Daniel Craig -
- Ben Driscoll
- Jeremy Northam -
- Tucker Kaufman
- Jeffrey Wright -
- Dr. Stephen Galeano
- Veronica Cartwright -
- Wendy Lenk
Big question: Does a troubled production history (Craig originally completed work on this film before shooting “Casino Royale,” but the studio ponied up for extensive re-shoots that delayed the release) spell doom for this sci-fi thriller?
Catch it: Designed to give audiences the creeps more than scare them silly, “The Invasion” is a spooky atmospheric B-movie with an A-level star. Kidman’s character is a refreshing action heroine: intelligent, maternal and surprisingly good with a gun. The film also continues what has been a highly political year for Hollywood movies with overt references to current events, a war in which science is the key to victory and the subversive idea that a world at peace isn’t very human.
Skip it: Unfortunately the movie doesn’t know when to stop. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say the conclusion wraps things up too neatly and stresses points that have already been adequately covered.
Bottom line: Even with its flaws “The Invasion” is still eerie, provocative and a solid showcase for Kidman.
Bonus: Never thought you’d see Kidman chugging a bottle of Mountain Dew? Think again…
Movie theaters and showtimes for The Invasion in Cincinnati.