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Gattaca 1997

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel...

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Imdb rating: 7.8 /10

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Awesome! Thrilled to run across this one again! .. and adding what @ainereve @Lucy18960 @Horrific420 said . . .
If u like SCI-FI, how can u not like this movie!?
@SnoweEnvelop91 This is such a lovely movie! It's very self-empowering and one of my favorites.

I hope you enjoy it!
@Darshu , I definitely wanna watch this after I read your comment. Trailer sucks, true. It's a surprise what movie trailers can do for a film, negatively and positively...
10/10 one of my absolute fav's
@ioioio I agree. Loved it when it came out.
This movie is literally extraordinary 8)
whoever made the trailer for this movie should be shot. I almost didn't watch the movie because of it but I'm glad i did. 8/10
Loved this movie as a kid, still love it today. One of the very few movies that glorifies hard work rather than special circumstance.
A good film that could have been great if it had strayed away from the crushing sentimentality. The dialogue is laughable in some key moments and its earnestness is its achilles heel. Overall the score is great (when it's not used to overly emphasize an emotion) the set design is wonderful, and Hawke and Law give good performances. There are so many missed opportunities in this film, however, one of which could have been more scenes with Elias Koteas as the father, but it's only one of many.

A look at Niccol's career since this film only serves to emphasize that he is, for lack of a better term, a SciFi cheesemeister. Watch The Host and you'll see definitive proof. Easily one of the worst mainstream SciFi films of the last few years.
9/10. Leaves me speechless everytime. And agreed all what mg_nificent said.
Agreed. Indicative of a pre-Orwellian dystopia, preluding to 1984?
A scary, yet realistic vision of the future combined with film noir aspects (the look of the thing! the murder case!). Interesting characters, loved the visuals, loved the ending, loved the music.Yup, I think I have a new entry in my top 20.
***1/2 / ****
Uma obra interessante e que melhora com o passar do tempo.
Brazil-The best distopian film ever!!!!!!!!!!! Jon Pryce does a great job acting so introverted and DeNiro as (B)uttle is just brilliant. This movie is also proof that you don't need Cgi for convincing special effects. Gilliam is a fucking genius. Fahrenheit 451-I honestly didn't like this movie even though I wanted to. I am such a big fan of the Bradbury book that I felt had better ideas for a movie version. And the acting is so stiff, I almost fell asleep. Herrmann's score is great though. 1984-John Hurt does a great job performing in this film as Winston although this film is only for people who read the Orwell novel. Also, the film lacks the important spirit the book had which meant alot to me when I read it. Dark City-GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!!! I've never cheered so much in a movie before when Rufes Sewell was kicking telekinetic alien ass. And William Hurt as the Detective is memorable. Gattaca-REALLY UNDERRATED. This film has great music, performances, photography, and story. It's kind of like Brave New World with the Chaste system. And the suspense is great. Sorry if I have been lacking pics lately. I've been lazy.:D
The first time I saw this film, I was engaged with it on a story level; the thematic weight of the film is not subtle by any means, but it does a lovely job of masking itself with genuine suspense. The story of a genetically imperfect man who only yearns to fulfill what he has always dreamed of in a world that demands genetic perfection, the film has enough taut moments, despite its languid elegance, that one is propelled forward with tension. This time, however, the suspense removed, I was genuinely moved by the film. Ethan Hawke does nothing so well as invest the character of Vincent with palpable yearning. The entire story reflects a feeling of reaching for something just out of reach, and buoyed by an entirely believable futuristic milieu, the themes of defining one's potential and the ability of mankind to surpass its limitations through force of will hit home in a strikingly original and humanistic way. The film is only slightly marred by contrivance, including a couple of 'twists' and a senseless suicide; however, the power of the film's belief, like the human spirit it champions, overcomes these limitations to resonate and entertain.
Easily the best sci/fi movie of the last 10 years.
I enjoyed this movie, particularly the performances of Jude Law and Ethan Hawke. The cinematography is great, and the subject matter is fascinating because it could actually happen in the not so distant future. The movie's overall message is good, that you can't defeat the human spirit. Gattaca is an entertaining sci-fi drama, but in some parts I felt that the acting was weak and the plot lost steam.
I have this thing that I do with an internet friend called "Movie of the Month". So I went out and rented "Gattaca". I really had no idea what this was about. I was only told that it was good and it had Jude Law in it. Well, once my mom and I got to Blockbuster, my mom told me it was "science-fictiony". Which, I discovered later, it really didn't strike me as a really science fiction movie. But it certainly wasn't Adventure, which was what it was classified as at Blockbuster. So no real pre-movie thoughts. What it turned out to be was more of a crime film if anything. Yes, it did take place in the future, but for me anyway, that does not give the science fiction classifacation. The whole plot of Vincent changing his idenity with Jerome, and the whole bit about the cops being able to find you from anything you touch or anything you leave behind (ie. eye lash) struck me more as a crime movie. Anywho. I did enjoy this movie. I was strongly reminded of "Minority Report". but "Gattaca" is what "Minority Report" would be if it made more sense. Then again, "Gattaca" was released before "Minority Report". I felt that "Gattaca" was a little more emotion sensitive than "Minority Report" which is movie that, while has a feasible plot and all, seems to be more centered on the scenery and effects. That really was my only qualm with this movie. But yet again, thats more a "Minority Report" complaint. It was a very emotional movie, and the main character (played very well by Ethan Hawke) had a good motive for comitting a crime that I feel most audience members would be able to identify. Jude Law was a highlight in the role of the more obviously self-serving Jerome. The two characters were good foils for each other and the actors worked well together. And I'm not incredibly familiar with Uma Thurman, but I did like her performance as well. She was a "hidden secrets" character that I really enjoyed. Simply put: good film. Don't think about "Minority Report" when watching it though, because I know I felt a little cheated. I sat there thinking, "Hey wait, I've seen this before". But it is a really good movie, nice for any occasion really. And Blockbuster (because I know you read this :P) I would have put that one under Drama.