Capsule Review: "Hollow Man"

by Eric Melin on August 4, 2000

in Print Reviews

I was so desperate to see a movie tonight before our show that I went to a theater and decided to just randomly pick a film and go. Trey and Bill had both warned me that “Hollow Man” was piece of crap, but it was still somehow an intriguing one for me. I really like James Whale’s classic “The Invisible Man” from the 30s, so I just had to see this new one. I had very low expectations, but this movie was so bad, I was still disappointed.

I felt used and dirty. I couldn’t even enjoy it for being bad, like I did with “Battlefield Earth.” It was just plain miserable. The missed opportunities to make this an even passable flick were endless. What a waste of time. There were some cool effects, but that would have made a good 5 minute film. Trashy, sexist, disgusting, and yes, hollow, but not even fun.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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