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About the Movie
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Hawke stars as Vincent, an "In-Valid" who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 57
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An impressively fine-tuned first feature from Andrew Niccol.
Fresh: An institutional hush envelops the compelling cautionary fable Gattaca as if it were muffled by a velvet lab coat.
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.
Rotten: It's far too serious to be taken seriously.
One of the best
If you're into sci-fi movies, this movie will be quite entertaining. What I like most about it is that it was made in the 1990's: they did a good job of predicting the future because one day we might be able to decode the human genotype and choose the very best of our genes for our offspring.
Saw when it originally came out. Saw it again now and was not sure if it would still be good. Still is. Well done.
It's really good, one of the best movies ever made in my opinion.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1997
- © 1997 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.