Critic Consensus: Intelligent and scientifically provocative, Gattaca is an absorbing sci fi drama that poses important interesting ethical questions about the nature of science.
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Critic Reviews for Gattaca
An institutional hush envelops the compelling cautionary fable Gattaca as if it were muffled by a velvet lab coat.
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?
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.
Designer babies rule dystopia in stylish SF thriller filled with recycled plot devices.
Audience Reviews for Gattaca
An intelligent, rather grounded and realistic look into a near future when parents can choose the genetic makeup of their kids, and the story of a man fooling the system of only the perfect candidates making their way in life and career. Good acting, interesting characters, a cool, very subtle set design and exciting plot make this utopian/dystopian thriller a gem of the genre. The thriller elements are subtle at first but make for a few really exciting sequences towards the end. The wonderful soundtrack completes the picture, always striking the right chords. Especially the ending is very strong and comes up with one of the most beautiful last lines ever.
Little known film with big actors and an intriguing story-line.
|Detective Hugo:||I was also in the Slums of Beverly HIlls.|
|Vincent Freeman:||Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star|
|Vincent Freeman:||Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star.|
|Vincent Freeman:||For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home.|
|Jerome Morrow:||I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body - you lent me your dream.|