Gattaca Reviews

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.
January 1, 2000
When they sculpted the DNA for the perfect race in Gattaca, somebody left out the gene for self-knowledge.
January 1, 2000
An impressively fine-tuned first feature from Andrew Niccol.
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.
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.