The plot isn't grand, but it's an intriguing look at a futuristic society where many people are genetically engineered to perfection. A man who wasn't genetically engineered always dreamed about going into outer space but can't because of his "imperfections" takes the place of a crippled genetic perfect and pursues his dream. If it wasn't for its overall tendency to be tremendously creative, "Gattaca" would have been nothing because it provides no surprise or suspense.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal, Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, Jayne Brook, Elias Koteas, Chad Christ, William Lee Scott, Tony Shalhoub, Ernest Borgnine

Directed by:

Andrew Niccol


1997 sci-fi/drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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