The Invisible Kid

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Comedy, Science Fiction

THE INVISIBLE KID, a rehash of mid-80s pictures such as MY SCIENCE PROJECT and TEEN WOLF, does nothing but recycle the cliches of earlier films. Jay Underwood is a high school brain working on a project to complete the notes of his late scientist father while his befuddled mother, Karen Black, camps out in front of the TV set, watching an advice show hosted...read more

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THE INVISIBLE KID, a rehash of mid-80s pictures such as MY SCIENCE PROJECT and TEEN WOLF, does nothing but recycle the cliches of earlier films. Jay Underwood is a high school brain working on a project to complete the notes of his late scientist father while his befuddled mother, Karen

Black, camps out in front of the TV set, watching an advice show hosted by Brother Theodore. Searching for a missing secret ingredient, Underwood creates an explosion of green slime that, after some pigeon guano falls into it, converts to a pile of glittery powder. When ingested, the powder makes

one invisible for 30 minutes. The second film written and directed by Avery Crounse (EYES OF FIRE), INVISIBLE KID is an attempt to make as commercial a film as possible, with predictably lame results. The humor is forced, the slapstick poorly played, and Crounse's direction barely there. The

finale is an inane mess with neither a setup nor a conclusion. Black has a pointless role as the mom, Brother Theodore is thoroughly wasted, and the rest of the performances are forgettable.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: THE INVISIBLE KID, a rehash of mid-80s pictures such as MY SCIENCE PROJECT and TEEN WOLF, does nothing but recycle the cliches of earlier films. Jay Underwood is a high school brain working on a project to complete the notes of his late scientist father wh… (more)

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