Impostor (2002)

The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 4, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its low production value and uninspired direction, Impostor comes off as a mixture of The Fugitive and Blade Runner, only not as good or as involving.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The performances are solid, with Sinise's sobriety and lack of histrionics, especially, making him an anchoring and sympathetic presence.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Pushes the same old cliches in Blade Runner packaging.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A great cast can't save the poor script.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A worthy successor to those sci-fi B-movies of old even if it is nowhere in the league of such Dick-inspired films as Total Recall and Blade Runner.

Andrew O'Hehir

Everything about Impostor ... is both familiar and profoundly unoriginal.

Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

A miasma of indifferent screenwriting and wobbly performances.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Feels less like a cousin to Blade Runner than like a bottom-feeder sequel in the Escape From New York series.

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Robert Koehler

In the end, alas, the obvious interests of an actor of Sinise's range and depth are subsumed to the blunt demands of a standardized chase movie.

David Grove
Film Threat

What happened here?

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
i really enjoyed this movie it hasnt been given enough credit to be honest i like the the way its been set and the year its funny and action packed and with a… More
Dann Michalski
An intense action thriller, Impostor is an impressive science fiction tale from Philip K. Dick. Based on a short story, a government scientist named Spencer… More
xGary Xx
Weapons designer Gary Sinise finds himself on the run in a warring future state after being accused of being an alien spy. Yet another potboiler based on a… More
Todd Smith
Impostor is one of the lesser known stories by the master of Science Fiction, Philip K. Dick. It is so unknown, that one of his biggest fans, didn't even… More
Jason Spencer
Great story and the casting was spot on. The action worked but the emotional conflict with the characters were what makes this a great movie.
The Shrewlord
An underrated picture based on a story by sci-fi giant Philp K. Dick. The cast are generally excellent. The main plot is intelligent and thought provoking but… More