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The Imposter (2012)

The Imposter




Release Date

July 13, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating



99 min.


Indomina Releasing

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Bart Layton


Dimitri Doganis


  • Adam O'Brian
  • Anna Ruben
  • Cathy Dresbach
  • Alan Teichman
  • Ivan Villanueva
  • Maria Jesus Hoyos


A gripping thriller straight out of real life, "The Imposter" is an original film experience that walks the razor's edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery.

The twisting, turning tale begins with an unsettling disappearance - that of Nicholas Barclay, a 13 year-old Texas boy who vanishes without a trace. Three and a half years later, staggering news arrives: the boy has been found, thousands of miles from home in Spain, saying he survived a mind-boggling ordeal of kidnap and torture by shadowy captors. His family is ecstatic to have him back no matter how strange the circumstances--but things become far stranger once he returns to Texas.

Though the family accepts him, suspicion surrounds the person who claims to be Nicholas. How could the Barclay's blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so profoundly? Why does the family not seem to notice the glaring differences? And if this person who has arrived in Texas isn't the Barclay's missing child... who on earth is he? And what really happened to Nicholas?

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“..doesn't just offer up the closest thing to the honest truth in a still slippery case, it doles out the real-life revelations with a skilled precision that keeps the film exciting without ever becoming exploitative..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
“..thick with reenactments and cute cutaways, the movie evolves into a cultural inquisition, following this stranger through the strange land of bad-news America, where the truth is still waiting to be exhumed..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]
“..a true story that is so oh wow! unbelievable, so deeply, compellingly stranger than fiction, that you don't so much watch the film as get addicted to it..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]