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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 63
    Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 50
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Struggles heroically, but unsuccessfully, to strike a balance between whimsy and pathos. show more

  • 38
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    Here's a better title for Griff the Invisible, a well-meaning but unengaging love story about two 20-something misfits: "Griff the Implausible." show more

  • 12
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A dumbass "Kick-Ass," the superhero comedy Griff the Invisible sits on the screen like a steaming lump of Kryptonite. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 70
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

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