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Gattaca Reviews

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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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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
It's far too serious to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
It's a little ironic that his film, which boasts such an impressive art-house pedigree, has turned out as pallid and programmatic as the future world it abhors.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 1, 2000
Gattaca falls short not on ambition but in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Rosenberg
January 1, 2000
When they sculpted the DNA for the perfect race in Gattaca, somebody left out the gene for self-knowledge.
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A slick future not too outlandish to be unbelievable, Gattaca is interesting, intelligent, but mild, entertainment -- if you can survive the blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Neil Jeffries
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Far easier to look at than actually watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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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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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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Chilly, elegant, and a little bloodless.
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
August 10, 2002
This film illustrates what some of us have long suspected - Uma Thurman and Jude Law were genetically engineered.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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James Berardinelli
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
Jeff Otto
March 18, 2008
A modern sci-fi classic comes home to high-def in a gorgeous new transfer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
A film that substitutes intelligence for explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 4, 2016
Among the very best of all the original "thoughtful" sci-fi movies out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
At least as stunning as Blade Runner or Brazil.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
One of my favorite sci-fi films of recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
December 15, 2001
Succeeds at making us feel like this could really happen.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Andrew Niccol is a man to watch. I can't wait for his next movie.
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