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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
An amzing sci fi classic. Hawke and Thurman shine. The whole idea of gene manipulation in the future is such a scary storyline.
- jmanard52, Friday, June 6, 2008
Modern science fiction the way it should be. What I've always loved about Gattaca is that its premise is so close to genetics now that it's kind of scary. The movie itself is extremely powerful and breathtaking, one man's will to defy science. Ethan Hawke and Jude Law were perfect and made their equally tragic lives something that you cared about. While it looks futuristic, it wasn't to the point of ridiculous sets that some depictions have had.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, January 7, 2010