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  • Summary: A psychological thriller from the future in which one man (Sinise) faces a disorienting nightmare as he becomes a fugitive from the law, as well as friends and family, all of whom believe he is a danger to humanity. (Dimension Films)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 13 out of 26
  1. It's a pleasure to watch a thinking-man's actor like Sinise adapt so easily to this challenge; he even keeps his dignity when forced to participate in the inevitable martial arts-inflected showdown.
  2. 63
    As a video rental, this film will probably play a lot better than it does at the local multiplex.
  3. It's a Hitchockian "wrong man" story, but there's a twist.
  4. As in most cheap futuristic movies, everything is dark or illuminated by a drab bluish glow. The buildings look grubbily similar to each other, so every location has to be identified onscreen. Of course, that saves the audience the trouble of paying attention.
  5. 30
    Isn't really a movie, it's only impersonating one.
  6. 25
    The kind of schlocky, disposable time-killer that once might have starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Impostor is a relentlessly dull chase flick with an inexplicably high-toned cast.
  7. The ending is meant to be clouded with ambiguity, but really it is unequivocally happy because it means the movie is over.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Mar 10, 2011
    I enjoyed that movie, it was fun to watch, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I now believe that reading reviews is completely useless. Inception had great reviews, so did Hurt Locker and Black Swan, but I found those flicks completely unbearable to watch.
    Everybody judge for him (or her)self.
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    High tension, continuous running, solid performances and characters whose ordeal poses existential questions characterize this adaptation of Philip Dick's work.

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