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January 26, 2018
It's all fashioned together into one gut-wrenching, suspenseful, and often bizarre crime docudrama that is the creepiest true story to hit the big screen since 2010's Catfish.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 29, 2017
More than anything it's Layton's storytelling acumen that impresses - the movie unfolds like a psychological thriller, and in the second half effects a chilling twist on its own inherent implausibility.
April 21, 2013
Credit director Bart Layton for taking a subject that appears barely capable of propping up hour-long, true-crime cable programming and turning it into compelling, full-length documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2013
The Imposter at every stage reveals another layer of the bizarreness of which human beings are capable.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 16, 2013
The Imposter has many lessons; for the rest of us, it reinforces the golden rule: never assume anything about anyone
February 16, 2013
The revelations never stop. The title tells us what the story is about, but it is impossible to imagine the complex elements that involve not only the central character, but those who accept him as the person he pretends to be
January 7, 2013
Few films in the past year have matched the narrative cunning of Bart Layton's captivating true-crime documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2013
With his first feature doc, Layton proves himself not only adept at seeking out such true-life tales, but also telling them with the flair of a naturally gifted storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 23, 2012
This documentary film, like 'Catfish' a couple of years ago, is about a clever impersonator, but 'The Impostor' is an even stranger and more serious story, and by the time you get near the end of this bizarre tale, it gets even stranger than that.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 9, 2012
A gripping thriller, heartbreaking family drama, and fascinating true-crime saga all in one package.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 5, 2012
Intriguing fictionalized true-crime psychological thriller doc.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 19, 2012
... one of the most involving and compelling documentaries to come around in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2012
A mesmerizing con-artist comedy and a chilling true crime thriller...
October 20, 2012
You won't believe this true story
October 12, 2012
In the annals of forged identity flicks, this is a towering Everest, dwarfing the deceivers in the likes of Catch Me If You Can and F for Fake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2012
This is edge-of-your-seat stuff and the difficulty is in the telling of the tale. To give any of this film away is a crime. You simply have to see it for yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2012
Superbly crafted documentary about a missing teenager who mysteriously resurfaces after three years, prompting a riveting, better-than-fiction Cold Case-style drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 30, 2012
If only the movie didn't almost glamorise Bourdin's action, they'd have been onto a real masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2012
If you are a fan of true crime stories or the workings of the human mind, The Imposter will blow you away.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2012
... both interesting and repellent.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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