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Impostor Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The performances are solid, with Sinise's sobriety and lack of histrionics, especially, making him an anchoring and sympathetic presence.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 15, 2002
A worthy successor to those sci-fi B-movies of old even if it is nowhere in the league of such Dick-inspired films as Total Recall and Blade Runner.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 10, 2002
Feels less like a cousin to Blade Runner than like a bottom-feeder sequel in the Escape From New York series.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 8, 2002
Pushes the same old cliches in Blade Runner packaging.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 8, 2002
Everything about Impostor ... is both familiar and profoundly unoriginal.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 7, 2002
In the end, alas, the obvious interests of an actor of Sinise's range and depth are subsumed to the blunt demands of a standardized chase movie.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 6, 2002
Unless there are zoning ordinances to protect your community from the dullest science fiction, Impostor is opening today at a theater near you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
Impostor isn't really a movie, it's only impersonating one.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 5, 2002
Includes too much obvious padding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 4, 2002
In the transition from prescient work of fiction to pummelling popcorn flick, Impostor seems to have had its soul hijacked.
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
January 4, 2002
It's another clone that looks good but has no soul.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 4, 2002
This movie is something of an impostor itself, stretching and padding its material in a blur of dead ends and distracting camera work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 4, 2002
Impostor is a step down for director Gary Fleder.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 4, 2002
It's a big production, but the movie feels somewhat counterfeit.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 4, 2002
Impostor doesn't do much with its template, despite a remarkably strong cast.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 4, 2002
The movie is so thoughtlessly assembled.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 4, 2002
Impostor is really little more than an extended Outer Limits episode.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 4, 2002
Looks like a nifty little sci-fi film noir but is actually a noisy mess.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 4, 2002
You will spend an hour and a half feeling adequately entertained if you're a sucker for sci-fi-run-run-run flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 3, 2002
Impostor is likely to be best appreciated by dedicated sci-fi fans, admirers of Dick in particular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 3, 2002
Automatically pegs itself for the straight-to-video sci-fi rental shelf.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 3, 2002
A thoroughly acceptable sci-fi genre pic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 3, 2002
The editing is pointlessly hyperkinetic, never settling for a single camera angle when five, cut together in rapid succession, are available, and cramming nearly every scene with jump-cuts, flashbacks and jarring perspectives.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 3, 2002
A relentlessly dull chase flick with an inexplicably high-toned cast.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
January 3, 2002
An amalgam of The Fugitive, Blade Runner, and Total Recall, only without much energy or tension.
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Chicago Tribune
January 3, 2002
Impostor starts as a tribute to Philip K. Dick and winds up selling its soul to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 3, 2002
A so-so, made-for-TV something posing as a real movie.
Read More | Original Score: C-