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The Imposter Reviews

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September 21, 2012
Layton layers "The Imposter" with powerful images in the dramatic re-creations, as well as a brooding soundscape and a concise pacing that distributes its information with the reserve of a good mystery writer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 21, 2012
"The Imposter" may be the first movie since "Penn and Teller Get Killed" whose title may need its own spoiler alert.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2012
The most fascinating aspect of the movie is why the missing boy's family believed the imposter's story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2012
Every bit as engaging as it is well-shot, it proves once more that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2012
A mixture of documentary, mystery and thriller, which recounts an astonishing true story that gets more outrageous with each revelation
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 1, 2012
Strange and intriguing, searching for that elusive essence known as 'the perfect truth.'
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 31, 2012
You may begin to wonder if you aren't being conned by the movie yourself.
August 30, 2012
Rather like watching a magician pulling off a trick which your eyes cannot see, The Imposter offers its own strange kind of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2012
The story is astonishing enough on its own, and The Imposter succeeds in enhancing its immediacy and intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 28, 2012
As his story unfolds, one gets the uncomfortable sensation that a joke is being played. But on whom?
August 26, 2012
One of the year's most provocative pictures.
August 24, 2012
Incredibly well-made and with a story you won't forget, "The Imposter" is one of the better docs of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
August 24, 2012
The Imposter emerges as a brilliantly slippery film that demands brain-stretching consideration. Astonishing, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2012
It's an astounding story, truly, and Bourdin is the most chillingly sympathetic sociopath: frank, remorseless, matter-of-fact.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 24, 2012
British director Bart Layton has only slightly fictionalised this extraordinary story for his documentary, which is told more as a thriller than a statement of hard fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2012
"The Imposter" is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 24, 2012
Not only is the story riveting, but the film explores huge issues that really get under our skin
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 23, 2012
The Imposter frequently sends your jaw hurtling to the floor as it tries to understand the great pretender and a family only too willing to accept him as one of their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 23, 2012
When this film was over, I felt as if I had been holding my breath for 99 minutes. It is pure, delicious suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 23, 2012
The mysteries stick with you. In 20 years time, someone will leap up and shout, "Eureka!"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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