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Gattaca

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gattaca
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As one of the last "natural" beings born into a genetically engineered world, Vincent Freeman has none of the 'pre-ordered' DNA that will guarantee him success. Desperate to realize his dream of exploring space, Vincent assumes the identity of a genetically superior athlete. Avoiding detection using the athlete's genetic markers, Vincent becomes a rising star at Gattaca Aerospace, attracting the attention of a beautiful co-worker. When a flight director is brutally murdered, a clue left at the crime scene threatens to shatter Vincent's plans.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures Industries : [Distributed by] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Special ed., widescreen
ISBN: 1424898471
9781424898473
1435915488
9781435915480
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi GATTACA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Oct 28, 2014
  • Muzyka_14 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Ok for a 1997 movie.

Aug 06, 2014
  • imatelly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

ive always liked this movie. but it can be a bit slow at times.

Jul 13, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Yawn-City! Here we go again with yet another crummy (yes, crummy) look at the future.

I don't know about you, but I think these (supposedly) "brilliant", set-in-the-future brainstorms that the film-industry keeps coming up with just get more and more and more stupid by the minute. They do.

Of course, a ton of money went into the making of this one and, naturally, that makes it look real bright and impressive on the surface. Yeah. All polished and shiny, just like a pretty new penny.

But if you really sit back after it's all over and seriously think the story through you're eventually struck by how absolutely preposterous it is. It may actually take 2 (or more) viewings of Gattaca before you come to your senses and agree with this conclusion.

And what makes Gattaca a real champion of the ridiculous is that the 2 actors who play switcheroo in the film don't even resemble each other one single bit. They don't! Even if I closed my eyes I could still tell these 2 men apart. I mean, who couldn't?

And since these actors are playing characters who are living in a futuristic society where the frickin' elite are so painfully anal and fanatically meticulous about everything, including someone's looks, it would be impossible that this charade of identity-deception could ever be pulled off. It couldn't. Not even if the rest of this snobbish society were, literally, certified blind.

Like, didn't the 2 non-look-alike characters even agree themselves that they didn't look at all alike!? They sure did!

The only thing that I found exceptional in Gattaca was the soundtrack. The title theme that weaved its' way through the entire picture was a powerful, moving piece of music that at times provoked strong, vibrant emotions.

Sep 25, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting science fiction film which seeks to tell a lot about human nature.

LOVE this movie. Intelligent, well-paced, visually stunning, and moving. Not the typical special effects action blow'em up film that usually passes as sci fi, more like the slower philosophical sci fi films of the early 70s. A must see with a message relevant to our times.

Not an action movie. But, a very thought provoking movie. Very applicable to our times and our way of thinking. Tremendous counter argument to the belief "it is in your genes" or not. Tremendous counter argument to natural ability vs. perseverance and will to achieve & overcome obstacles. Along with the stark contrast of "having been born with it all" meaning nothing.

There is an interesting sub-plot with a jibe at the cops and detectives.

Also, a bit of a love story, about truly loving someone for who they really are and what they do with themselves.

Dec 05, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

#imagineteencontest
Gattaca. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law.
Gattaca is a sci fi (bio punk: science fiction about biotechnology) thriller. That all I'm going to tell you for it's better to find out. Gattaca is social science fiction showing us how people would live in a civilization different from our own and it shows that civilization fantastically. The thriller part of the movie is beautiful, it has been a long time since I was at the edge of my chair.
Overall great.

Apr 18, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have many science fiction movies in my collection and this is one of the best. Even though it's not know for sound or visuals effects, this film is a must see on your HOMETHEATER. I really enjoyed the story in this movie and the hell one puts himself through to be, well, perfect. I have "The Superbit " version with dts sound and it's great. One of the things i love about this movie is. You don't need special audio or visual effects to keep interested. I give this movie 5 stars!!!!! For a great story, good acting, and characters that help tell this story, well. Hagen Daze vanilla swiss almond icecream and Pepperidge Farm's "Tahiti" cookies.

May 24, 2011
  • haPPY_FUn_baLL rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Average, not particularly thought-provoking. Acting was pretty subdued.

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Jan 18, 2013
  • regnard rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

regnard thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 22, 2008
  • kokosowe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 22, 2008
  • kokosowe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 22, 2008
  • kokosowe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving. Maybe I'm going home.

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