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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.
Title: Gattaca
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Columbia Pictures Industries :, [Distributed by] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2008]
Edition: Special ed., widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Jersey Films production ; a film by Andrew Niccol ; produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher ; written and directed by Andrew Niccol
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.+
Special features: "Welcome to Gattaca" featurette; "Do not alter?" documentary; original featurette; deleted scenes; substance test outtake
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Summary: 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.
Terms Of Use: This disc is copy protected
ISBN: 1424898471
9781424898473
1435915488
9781435915480
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi GATTACA
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Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

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

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

Report This May 16, 2011
  • kkgreene rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If humanity lasts long enough, and keeps going at it's current rate, this is one of the next logical steps. Well done.

Report This Apr 21, 2011
  • jlautermilch rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding. I love speculative films where you end up with more questions than answers. When science defines descrimination is there anyway to stop or overcome it. Are we doomed in the future to a genetic underclass. How do you combat prejudice when it is a series of numbers on a DNA scan instead of skin color or accent. In the film it is combated by the human spirit so maybe there is hope for us all.

Report This Oct 20, 2010
  • SpaceMonkeyMafia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great movie

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  • regnard rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

regnard thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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  • kokosowe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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Report This 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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