Must See: Hollow Man

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Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by James Rocchi.

Title: Hollow Man
Date: 2000

Vitals: Paul Verhoeven (of Robocop, Starship Troopers and Basic Instinct) updates the classic Invisible Man story for the new millennium with computer-generated effects and a deeply unhinged Kevin Bacon as a scientist who discovers he's capable of almost anything when he's guaranteed no one's looking.

Famous Names: Paul Verhoeven (Director); Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Shue, Josh Brolin.

Crunchy Goodness: 4

Sequel: Hollow Man II, starring Christian Slater.

Bang for Your Buck: Great 'invisible man' effects — including a scene where Bacon's killer is a void-space in a pool.


Most Painfully Dated Moment: Elizabeth Shue gets all McGyver and rigs an electro-magnet out of a defibrillator cart.

Full Transcript of composer Jerry Goldsmith's DVD Commentary