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The traumatic power of Moss?s performance is that she acts out the convulsive desperation and rage of a woman who is being terrorized and, at the same time, totally not believed about it, even by those closest to her. ?The Invisible Man? is a social horror film grounded in a note-perfect metaphor. It?s the story of a woman who got sucked into a whirlpool of abuse and now finds that she can?t free herself, because the abuse remains (literally) out of sight. She?s every woman who?s ever had to fight to be heard because her ordeal wasn?t ?visible.?

Read review Owen Gleiberman
The Wrap

Whannell?s film is not about how cool, fun or interesting the premise is. It?s just about how unbelievably scary it would be if your abusive ex had the freedom to exact whatever sadistic horrors they wanted upon you, and how goose-bumpingly creepy it would be to suddenly see a knife floating in the air in front of you.

Read review William Bibbiani

?The Invisible Man? lacks for truly terrifying moments. The film plays more like a thriller than a horror, with the mystery of Adrian?s powers becoming the main (and dissatisfying) reveal. The movie?s bloodiest surprise is muddled when Whannell insists on preceding it with a half-baked attempt at humor at the expense of an overly friendly waiter.

Read review Jude Dry
Rolling Stone

No fair spoiling the surprises that Moss and Whannell have in store, except to say that this story of a woman who needs to be heard and believed is as timely as Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. Whannell has hit on a powerfully resonant theme: that the invisible scars an abused woman carries in her mind remain long after physical wounds have healed.

Read review Peter Travers
The Hollywood Reporter

What?s promising about Whannell?s yarn at this point is that he?s spent a good deal more time encouraging the viewer to get close to Cecilia and her little support group than he has in pushing genre buttons. Moss, Hodge, Reid and Dyer are all open, inviting actors who earn our investment in their emotions and dilemmas. When the big reveals and melodramatic moments arrive, they seem mildly out of their element in a drama that feels more rooted in the characters? emotions and thoughts than in creating shocks of varying intensity.

Read review Todd McCarthy