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Fresh: One of first Hollywood films about the effects of genetic engineering on human conduct, Andrew Niccol's directing debut is an intelligent and timely sci-fi that, despite some illogical plot contrivances, is emotionally engaging almost up to the end.
- Emanuel Levy, Variety, Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Rotten: It's far too serious to be taken seriously.
- Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Fresh: Gattaca doesn't just function as a science fiction thriller, but as both a cautionary tale about the dangers of letting scientific ability outstrip ethics and as a morality play about the irrationality of bigotry.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Very stylish but the acting is as wooden as the beautifully carved set pieces! I?m being a bit harsh, it?s a very entertaining film.
- SirPant, Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I didn't think this was my type of film, but surprisingly I was into it. I LOVE LOVE the ending and the music was so beautiful, I almost cried. Very odd, but good movie.
- LitelBluHli, Saturday, June 13, 2009
Another on from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival. And like all the other movies shown at this Festival , I enjoyed this Movie, and I am sorry that it took me 12 years to see it. Rated as a Science Fiction Movie, the only thing Science Fiction about it is that its in the future, other then that it would be a drama with suspense added.. I am glad to see my old friend Ernest Borgnine was still making movies in the year 1997, he was my favorite on McHales Navy. Also Uma Thurman as pretty as they get. A very Sad ending that I will not give away. If you haven't seen it, don't pass it up, you might find yourself enjoying it by the end. Don't let the slow start discourage you, it did almost me. But I stuck with it and glad I did. Its about a person swapping identity?s in a perfect type world, only to leave that world to travel into space, which doesn't happen except in last 3 minutes. So if you hate Sci-Fi, this is your movie cause there is very little Sci-Fi in it but a lot of great acting. Still only 3 1/2 stars I am a little critical tonight it must be my mood.
- bbcfloridabound, Wednesday, April 29, 2009