Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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.
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…
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…
“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 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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gattaca is about a young man with a heart condition who wants to be an astronaut. We all know that one must meet strict physical requirements to go into space. Heck, one can't even ride on Space Mountain at Disney World with a heart condition. Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) doesn't meet the requirements. The only way to achieve his goal is to cheat the system by faking his physical requirements. The drama and suspense in the film centres on whether or not he will get caught cheating.
The film is entertaining.
The major conceit of the film, though, is that it is supposed to be science-fiction. It is set in the future where people are either born the natural way,…
A modern science fiction classic. Suffers from some stiff character relationships
This is probably the fourth or fifth time I've seen Gattaca. It's definitely one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and stars one of my one true loves, Jude Law.
The premise is intriguing, the acting is wonderful, the writing is pretty good, and the pacing is great. It's a really easy watch, but poses a lot of wonderful questions about where society is heading. There's a lot of parallels to discrimination in general, but I think that Gattaca works really well on a surface level as well as some of those deeper societal issues.
I wish there wasn't as much of the voice-over narration, but otherwise there isn't a whole lot wrong with the film.
one of the best movies i've watched in a long time.
i'm exactly a fan of sci-fi movies but this movie was on a whole new level.
it goes straight to the point, never boring and always get your attention.
I don't know. This left me a little bit cold. I was never worried about the protagonist not getting his way. Things got increasingly melodramatic. It does have a reasonably interesting distopic setting going for it, a strong cast and above all: gorgeous sets and costumes.
Mind blowing movie with a great screenplay and very good performance by the cast !
A lesson in life , the meaning of the movie make a lot of sense to me , and it's not only a sci-fi film , also there is a crime that's the police trying to solve in order to find the criminal, and also there is a love story in this movie that it's all about existence not only feelings .
In this movie they linked everything together , nothing without a meaning , nothing without a reason , and in the end of the movie , i cried .
A very good and undervalued 90s sci-fi flick that addresses genetic manipulation, something we could be seeing in the near future. An interesting tidbit: The film's title is based on the first letters of guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. This movie meant a lot to be personally because I have two siblings that have a genetic disease and I often think about my relationship with them, and how its affected our relationship.
Concentrated boredom and very obvious, first guess 'what if' science fiction, but at least it has the courage of its convictions.
Do not be fooled by the talk of space ships, this is a murder mystery turned DNA rant.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…