Reviews and Problems with The Amazing Transparent Man
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Reasonably enjoyable diversion, no where near as bad as most say
11 October 2008
Summary: "The Amazing Transparent Man" is one of the latter films by Edgar G. Ulmer. Obviously, it's nowhere near as good as his masterpieces "Detour" or "The Black Cat". It isn't even as good as "Strange Illusion" or "Bluebeard". Still, for what it is (a slight second feature), it's actually not half bad.
Incredibly sloppy sci-fi film is a total waste of time...
Neil Doyle, IMDb
11 May 2007
Summary: Given the total low-budget look of the film, the indifferent performances of the entire cast, the lack of credibility from scene to scene, and the overall amateurishness of acting and direction, it's merciful that this film directed by Edward G. Ulmer is only 58 minutes. DOUGLAS KENNEDY (looking a bit flabby and tired) is the lead, a man who has just escaped from prison and has a girlfriend (MARGUERITE CHAPMAN) waiting just outside for a quick getaway.
Interesting plot-heavy take on the invisible man theme
14 November 2006
Summary: Some aspects of Ulmer's Amazing Transparent Man are, in retrospect, pretty funny. James Griffith's poorly mimed fight with an invisible man, the occasional continuity disasters, and the infrequent technobabble are examples. This is not, however, quite funny enough or cheesy enough to have been good MST3K fodder.
Summary: Amazingly…short, maybe? With a running time of barely 55 minutes, this looks more like a random episode of "The Twilight Zone" rather than like a full Sci-Fi picture. Or amazingly wasted potential, perhaps? Naturally, the shortness of this movie also inflicts abrupt plot twists, insufficient character drawings and a forced climax. But probably, it just stands for amazingly good entertainment despite a truckload of shortcomings! With a man like Edgar G.
Enjoyable Atomic Age version of the The Invisible Man
Chris Gaskin, IMDb
9 August 2005
Summary: The Amazing Transparent Man is very similar to The Invisible Man and one main difference with this movie is that involves the Atomic Age, radiation etc. A criminal who has escaped from prison is made invisible by a mad scientist and gets him to steal nuclear fuel to help with future experiments. Things go wrong when he robs a bank though as becomes visible and is also dying through radiation poisoning. This movie has some good special effects considering the low budget.
Better than the title suggests - but that suggested stinker
11 November 2004
Summary: A title like "The Amazing Transparent Man" does have you seriously wondering on how poor the movie you are about to watch will be - - for a start, he can't even achieve invisibility (only transparency), so what is 'amazing' about that? But the opening titles suggest you might get something a bit better than you were bracing yourself for. It's quite a good mood setting, with the music involving a cello grinding 4 repeating notes ominously.
Summary: Another early black and white sci-fi film with some promise........at least in the beginning. Mad dictator "wanna be" springs bank robber from prison to use him in his plan for taking over the world with an invisible army. Sound outrageous? You bet! The sets are cheesy, the story is pretty stupid, the actors either overact or can't act at all, the ending is over the top.......these are all part of the elements that make low budget films fun to watch.
Summary: Why are people so down on this modest but enjoyable movie? Beats me. Joey Faust (what a name!), safecracker, is busted out of the pokey and made an offer - turn invisible and steal radium for a mad scientist/soldier planning on setting up an invisible army to conquer the world. Joey goes along with it but quickly decides to use his powers for what comes naturally - stealing lots of do re mi.
Makes for great late-night viewing with your buddies.
Cowman (firstname.lastname@example.org), IMDb
5 February 2003
Summary: Before viewing this 1960 drive-in hit, keep in mind that it is not really a serious attempt at science fiction. Many critics and viewers have panned this movie because they expected some sort of INVISIBLE MAN-style plot with good acting and plenty of special effects. But if it was high-quality cinema they were looking for, then why in the hell did they choose to watch a movie with a title like "THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN"?
Summary: A prisoner is freed by people who want him to do a job for them -- he doesn't know what it is, just that he'll be "free", but he finds himself the subject of a weird experiment. He eventually turns "transparent" because of radiation treatments, and the guys who are doing it to him are Nazis out to conquer the world with an invisible army (?!!!?).