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A 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...  View more >

Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law

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Jan 25, 2000
Amazing. Two terrific science fiction films in the same year! I can't remember the last time this occured. Contact was truly a ground breaking experience, and Gattaca ranks very closely with it. Instead of re-writing my review of this film, visit my full-length review at http://www.aros.net/~respect/gattaca.html

Jan 25, 2000
First of all...I liked it. This is a movie that poses a lot of questions and very few answers. Whether you like or dislike futuristic science-fiction films, this is one that will bring both sides to the middle. It takes the DNA story line of `Jurassic Park', adds a touch of George Orwell's `1984', adds bits of other sci-fi flicks and mixes it together to make a futuristic blend of "Gardettos". This splits our society into those that have and those that don't. Future success not based upon fate (such as where you were born or part of town you live in, or where you went to school, or whether you could afford the necessities of life), but rather those aspects in which you have no control....your DNA. That is until Ethan Hawke got there....it is like watching his character from "Dead Poet's Society" again...just in the future. Ethan is one of the have-nots and buys the right to become one who `has'. You watch him go through the daily rigors of keeping up the front, for `big brother' has come up with a variety of checks and balances designed to keep the new order right. At no time in the film do you question if Ethan Hawke is right in doing what he does, but you do question why he should ever have to. It is a film where science has replaced the Hitlers and Pol Pots. This film has more political and social overtones than what you are led to believe....you will ask those questions of right? or wrong? But you better ask them now, because you won't be able to in the future. Bottom line....it really isn't a typical sci-fi flick, not futuristic-looking in scenery or backgrounds, just futuristic in thinking? Or is it?

May 5, 2003
\"Gattaca\" (rhymes with Attica the name of the prison), is a smart science fiction about how DNA can determind a person\'s future. Ethen Hawke wanted to go into outer space, despite inferior DNA. In order to get into the space progream, he must fake his DNA. A very smart movie. \"Gattaca\" is one of a very few film that deals more with topic issues that with silly special effects.

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