'Griff the Invisible' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   0 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   56 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Though the movie sounds perilously twee, "Griff the Invisible" works as a slice of emotional life for the most part because of its lead performances.
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  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    38
    Griff seems a little too psychologically damaged to laugh at. On the other hand, for a drama, his behavior is way too silly to take seriously.
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  • Ethan Gilsdorf Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    The touches of magical realism begin to feel gimmicky. By the final frame, this romance never feels real enough.
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  • Michelle Orange Village Voice (Top Critic)
    An Australian misfits-in-love story manufactured from whole quirk, Griff the Invisible is more mannerism than movie.
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  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    Though hardly ground-breaking, this whimsical Australian entry is just endearing enough to stand out from the pack.
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  • Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    63
    It tries too hard to be eccentric, kooky. So hard, it can be downright annoying.
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  • John Anderson Variety (Top Critic)
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  • Jay Weissberg Variety (Top Critic)
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  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    13
    Sits on the screen like a steaming lump of Kryptonite.
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  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    50
    It's a movie that works so hard to be quirky it fails to get us onside with the main character.
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  • Stephen Cole Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    A cheerfully offbeat Aussie take on superhero movies.
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  • Megan Lehmann Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    A superhero wannabe fights the forces of loneliness and alienation in this uneven Aussie indie.
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  • Robert Abele Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    70
    There's critical wit behind the appealingly eccentric romance on display in "Griff the Invisible" as it comically dismantles our superhero-worshiping culture.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Emily Estep We Got This Covered
    70
    Griff The Invisible explores the personal angle of vigilante justice, adding a unique spin to the superhero genre with heartfelt moments and relatability.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    50
    Struggles heroically, but unsuccessfully, to strike a balance between whimsy and pathos.
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  • Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) St. Paul Pioneer Press
    63
    It's shaggy, but its modest charms make up for that.
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  • Matt Singer IFC.com
    25
    I'm all for ambiguity in films, but it doesn't feel like writer/director Leon Ford left Griff and his underlying issues vague on purpose.
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  • Tricia Olszewski Washington City Paper
    I'd take 10 more Green Lanterns over one more wannabe-superhero flick.
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  • Kelly Vance East Bay Express
    Mopey-but-sweet Australian entry in the Kick-Ass homemade superhero sweepstakes.
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  • Beth Accomando KPBS.org
    There are moments of pure magic when we actually feel ourselves letting go of the limitations of the real world and find ourselves -- if only for a fleeting moment -- believing in Griff's world.
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  • John Hartl Seattle Times
    63
    Something clicks here. Physically as well as verbally, these kids are speaking their own language.
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  • Peter Keough Boston Phoenix
    63
    First-time director Leon Ford has the Australian shaggy dog comedy style down pat; now he just needs an empowering idea.
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  • Liz Braun Jam! Movies
    50
    Something about this feature never ignites.
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  • Norman Wilner NOW Toronto
    60
    Whether you buy the things these people do probably depends on your tolerance for adorable psychotic breaks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago