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  • This is one of the smartest and most provocative of science fiction films, a thriller with ideas. show more

  • The average thriller, even if it's set in a faraway or futuristic world, tends to offer visceral, ephemeral excitement, and not much else. However, while Gattaca has the energy and tautness to compare with the best of those, its thought-provoking script and thematic richness elevate it to the next level. show more

  • Andrew Niccol wrote and directed this intelligent and suspenseful science-fiction drama featuring strong performances by Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, and Gore Vidal. show more

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  • March 14, 2012 .kowalski440mag
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    One of the best forward looking movies I\'ve ever seen. This movie which takes place perhaps 50 years from now relies on present injustices and inequalities for it\'s moral-of-the-story. As is the case of all sci-fi writers Andrew Niccol exposes modern man\'s follies in a futuristic setting. How many of us have not been given credit for an accomplishment or never been given the chance to \'swing the bat\' or been prejudged before one has even spoken? Gattaca is a recognition of the individual....of individual talent and drive. Our inner spirit defines who we are not the mass produced human robot society cranks out to keep itself going. One of my favorite scenes in Gattaca is when Vincent has to take one last urine test before his departure. Lamar tells Vincent that his son wasn\'t everything they promised. And that Vincent is his son\'s hero.....\'after all, who knows how much he can accomplish, right?\' Lamar knew about Vincent\'s \'invalid\' status for years but remained silent because of his own son\'s imperfection. Both were both rooting for Vincent to succeed....against all odds. This last scene offers hope because even in a place like Gattaca, with it\'s sterile, robotic perfection, there are still those who root for the underdog.

  • January 13, 2010 lanenadeponce14
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    this movie is a beautiful and shows how borrowing someone's DNA can lead to complications.the symbols that they use in the movie are not hard to find like in Jerome's apartment the staircase is a symbol for DNA.Vincent is a good example for this because he followed his dream but for him to continue living it the real Jerome had to die;there could only be one Jerome in that society.I give this movie a good review because it's a good way to teach a class about DNA complications.i hope you can make another movie like wishes.