Gattaca
Gattaca (1997)

In the guise of a science fiction film, Andrew Niccol's Gattaca raises issues about human stamina, the limitations caused by classifications, and real identity versus perception. It relates a young man's lifetime quest to become an… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 5, 1998
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Critic Score
82%
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87%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Intelligent and scientifically provocative, Gattaca is an absorbing sci fi drama that poses important interesting ethical questions about the nature of science.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

I didn't care enough about Hawke's character to ignore a big problem in the story's logic: if this future has such incredible biotechnology, why can't Law just get his damaged body parts fixed?

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Designer babies rule dystopia in stylish SF thriller filled with recycled plot devices.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It predicts the way the world would change in 2001--and how our films would reflect that change.

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Emanuel Levy
Variety

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.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

It's far too serious to be taken seriously.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Ripe for reappraisal...the storytelling integrity and thoughtful themes of a good novel.

Time Out

Chilly, elegant, and a little bloodless.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

An impressively fine-tuned first feature from Andrew Niccol.

Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com

A modern sci-fi classic comes home to high-def in a gorgeous new transfer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An amzing sci fi classic. Hawke and Thurman shine. The whole idea of gene manipulation in the future is such a scary storyline.
Adriel Lim
The human spirit can't be broken; you cannot quell dreams. Brilliantly shot science-fiction film compounded with fantastic human drama, as well as the… More
Wildaly M
Little known film with big actors and an intriguing story-line.
Ping Chu
I'm a big fan of the subtext of the film - it compellingly illustrates how a tragic a society that employs eugenics would be. But, to boot, the story is… More
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