The Invisible Man
  • Director(s)

    Leigh Whannell

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Release date

    28/02/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    124m

  • Cast

    Harriet Dyer, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amali Golden, Elisabeth Moss

Film

The Invisible Man

strong bloody violence, threat, language, domestic abuse

THE INVISIBLE MAN is a US horror thriller in which a woman leaves her controlling partner and finds herself menaced by something she cannot see.

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  • Director(s)

    Leigh Whannell

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Release date

    28/02/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller, Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    124m

  • Cast

    Harriet Dyer, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amali Golden, Elisabeth Moss

THE INVISIBLE MAN is a US horror thriller in which a woman leaves her controlling partner and finds herself menaced by something she cannot see.

Violence

Strong violence includes heavy beatings, people being thrown into walls and glass, shootings, slashes and stabbings with knives, and throat-cuttings, much of it executed or manipulated by an invisible force. There is extensive bloodshed and bloody injury in the aftermath of violent events. A photograph shows the body of a person who has taken their own life, with brief sight of injuries.

Threat and horror

A woman is stalked by an invisible force which adds to the intensity of the threats she faces. Although the source of the menace is fantastical her ordeal takes place in a real world setting. The threat occasionally breaks out into strong 'jump scares'.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'), as well as milder bad language including uses of 'bitch', 'shit', 'ass', 'God' and 'Jesus'.

Theme

There are references to the emotional and psychological control of a woman by her husband, and suggestions that the domestic abuse included physical harm. The abuse continues in the threats to the woman through the course of the film.

This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be obtained by making small changes to one scene to remove bloody injury detail during an attempted suicide. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the shots in question had been removed and the film was classified 15.

  • Classified date

    21/02/2020

  • BBFC reference

    BFF380265

  • Language

    English