The Imposter Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
September 30, 2012
If only the movie didn't almost glamorise Bourdin's action, they'd have been onto a real masterpiece.
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.
September 26, 2012
... both interesting and repellent.
September 23, 2012
An unnerving experience and a brilliant piece of documentary filmmaking that peels back the layers on one of the most perplexing stories
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.
September 21, 2012
"The Imposter" may be the first movie since "Penn and Teller Get Killed" whose title may need its own spoiler alert.
September 13, 2012
The most fascinating aspect of the movie is why the missing boy's family believed the imposter's story.
September 7, 2012
Every bit as engaging as it is well-shot, it proves once more that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
September 4, 2012
A mixture of documentary, mystery and thriller, which recounts an astonishing true story that gets more outrageous with each revelation
September 1, 2012
Strange and intriguing, searching for that elusive essence known as 'the perfect truth.'
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.
August 30, 2012
The story is astonishing enough on its own, and The Imposter succeeds in enhancing its immediacy and intensity.
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.
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