Nick Halloway, a slick and shallow stock analyst, is rendered invisible by a freak accident. When he is pursued by a CIA agent-hit man who wants to exploit him, Nick turns for help to Alice, a documentary filmmaker he has just met. Naturally, they fall in love along the way. Effective sight gags, hardworking cast can't overcome pitfalls in script, which indecisively meanders between comedy and thrills.
Chevy the Straight Man? kazant at 2009-10-06 08:15:37
Being a fan of Chevy Chase for many years I found his (much more restrained)comedic style perfectly suited to John Carpenter's transistion from horror director to fantasy-thriller-maker. Working with a much bigger budget than before and being steered by Warners, Carpenter avoids the sluggish pace and the dark brooding widescreen cinematography of his 80's flicks - instead relying on brighter scenery, chunkier dialogue, wide-open spaces, reverent performances and some decent special effects. This is all a plus for Carpenter and Chase, but for the viewer, it's just another thick-brained and silly fanatasy about an invisible man who tries to outrun the CIA while falling in love with the evervescent Daryl Hannah.