The Invasion

August 17th, 2007


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As a Washington psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.9/10 (38,188 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam

While returning to Earth, the space shuttle explodes and the fragments bring an alien virus that recodes the human DNA. In Washington, the psychiatrist Carol Bennell observes the modification of the behavior of one of her clients first, then in her former husband and finally in the population in general. Together with her friend Dr. Ben Driscoll the researcher Dr. Stephen Galeano, they discover that the extraterrestrial epidemic affects human beings while sleeping and that her son Ollie, who had chickenpox when he was a baby, is immune to the disease and may save mankind from the outbreak.

Writers: David Kajganich, Jack Finney

Nicole Kidman - Carol Bennell
Daniel Craig - Ben Driscoll
Jeremy Northam - Tucker Kaufman
Jackson Bond - Oliver
Jeffrey Wright - Dr. Stephen Galeano
Veronica Cartwright - Wendy Lenk
Josef Sommer - Dr. Henryk Belicec
Celia Weston - Ludmilla Belicec
Roger Rees - Yorish
Eric Benjamin - Gene
Susan Floyd - Pam
Stephanie Berry - Carly
Alexis Raben - Belicec's Aide
Adam LeFevre - Richard Lenk
Joanna Merlin - Joan Kaufman

Taglines: Don't Sleep. Don't Go Home. I'll Find You. - Mom


Official Website: Warner Bros [France] | Warner Bros. [Germany] |

Release Date: 17 August 2007

Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $80,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,951,409 (USA) (19 August 2007) (2776 Screens)

Gross: $15,071,514 (USA) (7 October 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Nicole Kidman was involved in an accident while riding with others in a picture car mounted on trailer being towed by a camera truck rig. While filming a stunt in downtown Los Angeles, the truck took a turn too wide, slid on wet pavement, and collided with a light standard. Several stunt artists on the picture car were injured in the accident. Ms. Kidman was brought to the hospital as a precaution, but was able to return to the set the next day.

Continuity: When Carol arrives at the office in the morning, she sits down by her computer to do some research on the virus. Her secretary comes in and offers her a cup of tea, but as Carol picks it up to take a sip, the cup has changed into a mug.

[first lines]
News Announcer: [off-screen] Tragic news tonight as the space shuttle "Patriot" explodes during an unscheduled landing attempt.

User Review

Invasion of the Script Snatchers

Rating: 4/10

"The Invasion" had a lot going for it. It had two big stars, an acclaimed director, a big time producer, and a time tested premise. The only thing missing was a script.

"The Invasion" does not follow the same story as the earlier movies. They took the premise and made a new story. The new story has only a threadbare plot, no character development, and some of the most banal dialog I have heard in recent years. At 93 minutes, there are long passages that go nowhere and do nothing for the story.

Whoever gave the green light to this production without having a decent script first should be fired.

Despite that, there are some parts that are watchable. It is just frustrating that they could not have come up with a better story and better characters.