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 November 05, 2013
Lost my attention at a few points. Small twist near the end. Not bad.