Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
There is no gene for the human spirit.
Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.
I have been in multi-year relationships with women who weren't half as good looking as this film.
Film #73 of Project 90
”It's funny, you work so hard, you do everything you can to get away from a place, and when you finally get your chance to leave, you find a reason to stay.”
Andrew Niccol starts Gattaca by picturing a “not too distant future” where genetic engineering has changed everything, it has revolutionized the way people think and act and it has brought a new social order to the society, people are no longer divided to rich and poor or educated and uneducated, you are either a child of god or a child of science, genetic modification has become a routine part of the cycle of life and now everything works differently. That exceptionally alarming and…
It is the total and convincing immersion in a future world that makes this one of the strongest science fiction films I've ever seen.
That is a bold statement I know, but for me it is a fact, it just took me a while to realise it. See, the first time I saw it I was distracted by the meandering third act in which the plot drudgingly treads towards its excpected resolution.
And while that problem still exists I was struck this time by two things. For a film that is almost 15 years old it still looks absolutely stunning and it does what any film in this genre should do. It takes away all suspension of disbelief by presenting…
I love Gattaca more each time I see it. This is my third time through it and this time I realized it basically has the same strengths and weaknesses as Blade Runner, another sci-fi favorite of mine. The acting is wooden and the pacing is slow enough to put an insomniac to sleep. This was Andrew Niccol's first time directing, and while he still hasn't done much to prove himself as a director (In Time, The Host...) I think some of Gattaca's failures can be chalked up to inexperience. Personally I just don't care about them.
I'll be damned if this isn't high concept science fiction at its best. Every detail of the story is designed…
“I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body. You lent me your dream.”
In Andrew Niccol’s directorial debut we are invited to imagine a world where humans are categorized according to their genetic make-up. In this world, genetic engineering is not only a possibility, but a very common thing. Society now classifies people according to their DNA, and social classes are determined by it. It is not a future too hard to envision considering over history we have categorized people according to the color of their skin, their race, or their gender. Niccol creates an interesting sci-fi premise by using this sort of allegory of our society and combining it with some action and…
I thought they just scientifically altered their DNA.. they all act as if they've been lobotomized as well!
While it's as dry as a dead dingos donger! It was visually stunning and more importantly it is a provocative piece of sci-fi cinema!
Irene: "I have this crazy idea you're more interested in the murder case than me."
Vincent: "You're right."
Vincent: "That is crazy."
This movie captures the (good) essence of the human race and his capacity of dreaming beyond everything else. That's what this movie is about.
Set in a "not too distant future", where perfect human beings are made artificially, and natural ones are left aside by society, Vincent Morrow has the dream to reach the stars. However, he needs to enter in the Gattaca, and to do so, he needs to be perfect, which he's not. The doctors gave him a maximum lifespan of 30 years, with an high risk of heart disease, but that doesn't hold him back. So, he proceeds to get a plan to complete his dream... taking the identity of a perfect person.
All resumes to the…
Intelligent and hopeful, Gattaca is thought-provoking at both a moral and scientific level.
What an interesting premise. The whole idea behind this movie is fascinating. The world they build is impressive. However, the actual execution, from the over reliance on a narrator, poor sub-plots, and a weak finale that fault this movie. Definitely a movie with ideas, and I would love to see another movie in this world.
A great looking moralistic sci-fi film with strong acting from Ethan Hawke and Jude Law, but a fairly nonplussed Uma Thurman. GATTACA is a lot better than I expected it to be, largely because it transcends feeling saccharine by actually presenting a substantive future with characters that have thoughts and aspirations. GATTACA never expects you to suspend disbelief because it posits that the viewer's headspace is already in the context it establishes. Plumbing heavily from the fields of eugenics and selective breeding, GATTACA's concept is futuristically dystopian in a way that is extreme, but not so much that it feels completely out of the question. There's a lengthy segment in the film's beginning where Ethan Hawke narrates his entire upbringing;…
Intriguing sci-fi movie that builds an extremely convincing world. It's not hard to imaging the world being like this in the not too distant future. Ethan Hawke is excellent.
A stylish, minimalistic and amazingly-looking movie with a strong story about gene-based intolerance and dream-achieving sacrifices.
The more I watch this film, the more it grows on me.
Watched it about three times now. I still don't like it that much, though...
a biology movie I watched in webster's class?
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
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