Written September 27, 2012
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 which you learn from reading reviews ahead) you've seen the entire movie. The documentary style does not lend itself to revealing anything new. Very slow, very boring. Go see "End of Watch" instead.
Written August 19, 2012
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 market cornered on strange, quirky, peculiar and extraordinary citizens.
Written September 12, 2012
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 sister Carey Gibson, for years, grieves and searches, for her younger, painfully-missed sibling. Almost three and a half years later he surfaces in Linares, Spain...
"The Imposter" is an excellent documentary that should be seen for its mesmerizing, psychological analogies; a major news story in 1997, the scenario commences with heart-wrenching testimonials from family members, and a grown-up, dark-skinned "Nicholas"...
Long after the credits concluded I sat frozen, wondering how and why this tragedy, travesty occurred; questions unanswered, but cognizant "but for the grace of God" I will never feel the agony of a family ripped asunder, vivisected forever from normalcy; you ache for them, pray for them...
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!
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Written September 24, 2012
Very interesting documentary.
Written September 19, 2012
If you enjoy watching dumb white trash do, and say stupid things, this film is you. The
"Imposter" was obviously not 16, nor was he a caucasian with blond hair and blue eyes. Somehow these hicks were convinced he was their kid.
No different than watching Dateline, or Unsolved Mysteries, except these people believe "Spain must be on the other side of the country."