Gattaca Synopsis
An outsider (Ethan Hawke) poses as a genetically superior citizen (Jude Law).
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Niccol's futuristic fable is a gorgeous construct, from its cast on down to the brilliant, clinical nature of the set design that reflects...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of the smartest and most provocative of science fiction films, a thriller with ideas.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The average thriller, even if it's set in a faraway or futuristic world, tends to offer visceral, ephemeral excitement, and not much else....
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Gattaca is a welcome throwback to the days of good, low-tech sci-fi, stressing character and atmosphere over computer-generated effects and...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Andrew Niccol wrote and directed this intelligent and suspenseful science-fiction drama featuring strong performances by Ethan Hawke, Uma...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
Sets, music, and imagery are rigorously controlled and undeniably stunning, but after a while flaws creep into the plot's double helix.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Designer babies rule dystopia in stylish SF thriller filled with recycled plot devices.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
No aliens. No firefights in space. No robots. Just an eerily attractive, sleekly costumed cast in a stylish, cooly intelligent throwback to...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Clearly, an effort was made to create a serious, thoughtful movie.
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40

Empire

By
It's a great set-up but sadly the plot unfolds slowly and with little action, playing like a short story.
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Science Fiction at its finest

By Donillini
This movie is one of the few more subtle and realistic types of science fiction out there. It is chilling because it seems so real due to the mostly lack of "future gadgets", but instead goes for a...

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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ An interesting concept that doesn't hold water.
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