Gattaca Reviews

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January 10, 2018
An institutional hush envelops the compelling cautionary fable Gattaca as if it were muffled by a velvet lab coat.
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?
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.
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June 24, 2006
Chilly, elegant, and a little bloodless.
April 12, 2002
Designer babies rule dystopia in stylish SF thriller filled with recycled plot devices.
February 14, 2001
It's far too serious to be taken seriously.
November 14, 2017
A thoughtful hybrid of sci-fi, thriller, and character drama; to give you some idea of its high-mindedness, it not only opens with a relevant Bible verse (Ecclesiastes 7:13), but in the opening credits that follow, Gore Vidal is fifth-billed.
December 4, 2016
Among the very best of all the original "thoughtful" sci-fi movies out there.
April 30, 2008
has enough suspense and pacing to stand as a thriller, but more than enough philosophical and moral questions to make it intellectually stimulating
April 2, 2008
It predicts the way the world would change in 2001--and how our films would reflect that change.
March 21, 2008
Ripe for reappraisal...the storytelling integrity and thoughtful themes of a good novel.
March 20, 2008
The sleek, handsome look makes the most of a limited budget to create the cold, emotionless surface of a world where everyone lives in dire fear of someone finding out their own private secret.
March 18, 2008
A modern sci-fi classic comes home to high-def in a gorgeous new transfer.
March 10, 2008
As sci-fi films go, Gattaca goes well beyond the usual by offering a work of real depth. And yes, it looks superb in Blu-ray.
June 5, 2007
This stately, stunningly beautiful picture evokes a future in which present-day prejudices and neuroses have been taken to new, insidious scientifically rationalized heights.
June 5, 2007
Intelligent and suspenseful.
October 29, 2006
Andrew Niccol signe avec Gattaca une %u0153uvre de science-fiction dont l'intelligence n'a d'gal que son raffinement exceptionnel sur le plan esthtique et narratif.
May 26, 2006
One of my favorite sci-fi films of recent years.
April 9, 2005
A cautionary tale of the dangers of unchecked technology, Gattaca would have benefited from a more assured directing hand.
December 6, 2004
There's a window on a possible future, a warning about the wages of sin, and enough beauty to make this a lasting classic of modern science fiction.
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