Critics Consensus

With its low production value and uninspired direction, Impostor comes off as a mixture of The Fugitive and Blade Runner, only not as good or as involving.



Total Count: 93


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User Ratings: 7,365
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The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a two-tiered dilemma- can he prove his identity to the secret police in time to help mankind? Can he ultimately prove his identity to himself?

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Tim Guinee
as Dr. Carone
Jason Beck
as Gang Boy No. 2
Judy Jean Berns
as Disgruntled Woman
Veena Bidasha
as Frowning Nurse
Ellen Bradley
as Nursing Mother
Shane Brolly
as Lieutenant Burrows
Golden Brooks
as Cale's Sister
Brian Brophy
as Military Official
Burt Bulos
as Newscaster No. 3
Scott Burkholder
as Jack Stoller
Morty Coyle
as Kissing Couple Man
Yvette Ocampo Coyle
as Kissing couple woman
as Trooper No. 2
Lindsay Crouse
as Chancellor
Una Damon
as Local newscaster
Gary Dourdan
as Captain Burke
John Gatins
as Patient/Soldier
Erica Gimpel
as Newscaster
Bayani Ison
as Squad leader
Arly Jover
as Newscaster No. 2
Elizabeth Kate
as Maya Lookalike
Jonelle Kennedy
as screaming nurse
Ted King
as RMR Operator
Rachel Luttrell
as Scan room nurse
Malea McGuinness
as Screaming Nurse
Ivana Milicevic
as Gang girl
Diane Mizota
as Receptionist
Adam Rodriguez
as Trooper No. 1
Kimberly Scott
as Comms officer
Greg Serand
as Gang Boy No. 1
Mac Sinise
as Young Spence
Giovanni Sirchia
as Trooper No. 3
Maury Sterling
as Comms Tech
Julie Vitz
as Typox Child
Tracey Walter
as Mr. Siegel
Tim Walsh
as Arrested Engineer
Dwayne Wycoff
as Esa Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Impostor

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Audience Reviews for Impostor

  • Apr 12, 2013
    An intense action thriller, Impostor is an impressive science fiction tale from Philip K. Dick. Based on a short story, a government scientist named Spencer Olham is accused of being an alien replicant and goes on the run in order to find a way to prove his innocence. Gary Sinise and Madeleine Stowe lead the cast and deliver fairly good performances. The special effects are also rather good (all things considered), and create a unique dystopian future. Additionally, the material is quite relevant in its dealing with themes of terrorism and police powers in wartime. Impostor has some issues, but the sci-fi themes are handled quite well.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 06, 2011
    An underrated picture based on a story by sci-fi giant Philp K. Dick. The cast are generally excellent. The main plot is intelligent and thought provoking but the film loses the plot a bit when it tries too hard to be an action movie.
    The S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2008
    i really enjoyed this movie it hasnt been given enough credit to be honest i like the the way its been set and the year its funny and action packed and with a twist the ending is a bit disappointing but the thing with a lot of films is that the entire film is brilliant and then they sort of run out of time towards the end so they rush it but neverthe less worth a watch!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2008
    Great story and the casting was spot on. The action worked but the emotional conflict with the characters were what makes this a great movie.
    Jason S Super Reviewer

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