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Gattaca Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
I didn't care enough about Hawke's character to ignore a big problem in the story's logic: if this future has such incredible biotechnology, why can't Law just get his damaged body parts fixed?
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
July 5, 2006
One of first Hollywood films about the effects of genetic engineering on human conduct, Andrew Niccol's directing debut is an intelligent and timely sci-fi that, despite some illogical plot contrivances, is emotionally engaging almost up to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Chilly, elegant, and a little bloodless.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Designer babies rule dystopia in stylish SF thriller filled with recycled plot devices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
It's far too serious to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
An impressively fine-tuned first feature from Andrew Niccol.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
At a time when we read about cloned sheep and tomatoes crossed with fish, the science in Gattaca is theoretically possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
If smart sci-fi is your vial of tea, Gattaca won't disappoint.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The hero's struggle in Gattaca would have been more compelling were he an average fellow going up against geniuses, and not a healthy fellow going up against somewhat healthier specimens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Gattaca doesn't just function as a science fiction thriller, but as both a cautionary tale about the dangers of letting scientific ability outstrip ethics and as a morality play about the irrationality of bigotry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Scott Rosenberg
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
When they sculpted the DNA for the perfect race in Gattaca, somebody left out the gene for self-knowledge.
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Entertainment Weekly
October 24, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-