The Imposter Synopsis
A French con artist passes himself off as a Texas family's long-lost son.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
One of the best films of the year.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Gripping, hair-raising documentary.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The documentary equivalent of a page-turner.
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90

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A mesmerizing psychological thriller bulging with twists, turns, nasty insinuations and shocking revelations that might have leapt from the...
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88

New York Post

Despite a bunch of fourth-wall-breaking re-enactments, the look is consistent with most TV true-crime stories. But the way Layton parcels...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The utterly bizarre story made national news when it broke, has since provided much magazine fodder, and popped up only two years ago...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A movie that offers hard speculation and harder truths. You won't be able to get it out of your head.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The most fascinating aspect of The Imposter, though, is why the missing boy's family believed his story.
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75

Washington Post

What's most fascinating are the movie's larger questions about why some people tell impossible lies -- and why others believe them.
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Beverly Dollarhide, Nicholas's mother, says of the period after her son's disappearance, "My main goal in life at that time was not to...
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Monotonous - Save Your Money

By rweingard
Perhaps okay for a TV half hour news bit - not ean entire movie! If you know the premises of the movie of a thirteen-year od boy missing and allegedly resurfacing - albeit an "imposter," (all of...

The Imposter

By totheleft
This movie evoked a range of emotions - sad, funny, anger, joy. Its believability is unbelievable. Definitely worth seeing if you are into movies like Bernie. I gotta wonder if Texas has the...

A CONTEMPORARY HORROR STORY OF A MISSING CHILD, HIS RESURGENCE AND THE UNBELIEVABLE AFTERMATH.

By Peneflix
In 1994, San Antonio, Texas 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappears, vanishes without a trace; he is blond, blue-eyed, incorrigible, loveably irritating, a bane to his mother and older brother; his...

Interesting Documentary

By roodog22
Very interesting documentary....

Documentary

By w45672003
Lost my attention at a few points. Small twist near the end. Not bad....

Riveting Story!

By gabrielahess
Hard to believe this is a true story. Was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Definitely worth seeing!...

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Rated R | For Language