• Released
  • August 19, 2011
  • (Limited 8/19)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 33 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Comedy
70

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
The darkly funny Australian charmer Griff the Invisible introduces its titular hero to us as nighttime caped crusader first, mild-mannered daytime office drone second.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Director Leon Ford displays a wonderful empathy in his examination of Griff and Melody's lonely environments, allowing their fringe perspectives to flower organically from the mise-en-scène.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There have been so many movies about aspiring superheroes in recent years, they practically constitute their own genre. Though hardly ground-breaking, this whimsical Australian entry is just endearing enough to stand out from the pack.
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50

Boston Globe

As the romance blossoms, our hero is vindicated when Melody accepts his quirks, even enables his fantasy life. But the touches of magical realism begin to feel gimmicky. By the final frame, this romance never feels real enough.
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50

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Struggles heroically, but unsuccessfully, to strike a balance between whimsy and pathos.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Australia makes a modest contribution to the growing sub-genre of everyman superhero movies with Griff the Invisible, a sweet but scattershot debut from local TV actor Leon Ford.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Perhaps the film's greatest strength is the performance by Kwanten, who appears in HBO's "True Blood" and may be familiar from his lead role in the big-screen Aussie thriller "Red Hill." Dermody also does well.
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40

Time Out New York

Ford has come up with a nifty way of exploring the enduring allure and troubling underside of the superhero myth. It's just too bad his own all-too-human powers aren't quite up to the task.
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38

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Here's a better title for Griff the Invisible, a well-meaning but unengaging love story about two 20-something misfits: "Griff the Implausible."
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A dumbass "Kick-Ass," the superhero comedy Griff the Invisible sits on the screen like a steaming lump of Kryptonite.
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49 out of 100
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