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The Imposter

Overview


Genre :

Documentary

Release Date :

July 13, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Bart Layton

Starring :

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

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

“..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]
3.5 of 4

“..the way Layton parcels out information makes this story as strange and fascinating as anyone could desire..”
by Farran Smith Nehme [New York Post]
3 of 4

“..offers hard speculation and harder truths. You won't be able to get it out of your head..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : B+

“..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]
“..director Bart Layton masterfully blends traditional documentary with dramatic reconstructions..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : A-

“..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]
“..a good "Unsolved Mysteries" episode..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [NPR]
Reviewed by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]

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