Gattaca (1997) - Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

IMDB: 7.8
Director: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 68 out of 669 found boring (10.16%)

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Finally, there's that ever-so-necessary plot twist at the end of the film which I won't spoil, but feels extremely contrived and implausible.

I watched Gattaca without a single second of boredom, it is exciting from the first to the last minute.

Thought Provoking, Engrossing, And Fascinating Little Flick.

Gattaca is refreshingly low-key and intellectually engrossing, certainly a rare bird in a noisy, no-think genre.

For those into highly suspenseful, action packed movies the pace of this film may seem a bit slow.

It combines characteristics such as action, suspense, and some good science and is all wrapped up into this truly enjoyable bundle.

In it, he states in a rather dry manner that we will choose to do so.

The story between the brothers may also have been a tad clichéd but in the context of the story, it was a lot more interesting, original and compelling to watch than I've seen so many times before.

It's plot seems a bit contrived and unoriginal, though.

The two concepts run side by side and are really quite stunning in their execution.

In addition, the plot was oh so lame and boring.

The music is as stunning a score as you could wish for more and the acting is spot on with Jude Law Playing his character Eugene perfectly and he is just a supporting cast.

This movie has an engaging plot and and an easy-to-love hero, thanks in large part to Ethan Hawke, who can't help being lovable.

What makes this film so interesting is the completely original way in which this core concept was woven into a story that is compelling on so many different levels.

Oh well, at least most of the critics enjoyed it.

Like the movie itself, the score to Gattaca is annoying, overbearing, and cliche ridden, with six notes repeating, over and over again on top of a standard chord progression.

The Result is a Predictably Boring Place where Everyone Dresses Alike and Develop a New way to Discriminate.

It was particularly entertaining to watch every detail of Uma's face, body and performance and compare that to the way she was in Kill Bill.

Despite that, Jude Law made a stunning performance that deserves an award.

The film was beautifully shot, and an engaging futuristic tale without the silly customary one-piece uniform with the red banner from left hip to right sholder and the knee high boots which we have come to know, love and mock.

Niccol and his crew managed to create a world that is both fascinating and frightening.

From the get go, the plot proves to be quite entertaining, due to the curious lives of Anton and, of course, Vincent.

Suspenseful and thought-provoking.

The dialogue is purposeful, well constructed and avoids cliché.

As I said, it could have been better, but my final rating is mostly going to be because of the stunning ending it offers.

It was truly intriguing just to see how far Vincent would go to achieve his goals in a society that has predetermined his failure.

The movie is rousing and interesting for both men and women, perhaps not for kids because they do not think about ethical and moral issues and do not have the background knowledge about cloning or gene research.

Hawke is smashing at playing strong characters (eg 'Alive'), Law is very convincing as the depressed former athlete and Thurman as one of the Gattaca people whom Vincent meets and falls in love with, realising the somewhat stunning truth.

The design is also stunning.

The music by Michael Nyman is simply breathtaking.

Gattaca was also boring.

Director Andrew Niccol (A New Zealander) has established himself as one of the most exciting new talents out there.

Add to that superb acting, a compelling story line and a serious message about genetic screening that looks more and more relevant every year, and you have one of the finest sci-fi stories ever put on the big screen.

The relationship between Hawke and Uma Thurman, who plays a wonderful ice queen, is riveting.

Its very fascinating with all its sci-fi ness.

Quite slow and methodical in nature, it's still a bright rumination on a future that already seems within grasp.

I saw this film at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival, which was special in two ways, as it was the first film of any Film Festival that I'd ever been to, and secondly because I had the most unexpected teary reaction at the end of the film.

The sets are great to look at, and Jude Law gives off an intriguing early performance.

I suppose the big problem most people have with this movie is the slow pacing and the aire of self-importance associated with this story.

Except for wrapping things up too neatly at the end, this is quite an intriguing film.

It cannot become boring because of the lot of symbols and details.

Two of the characters, brothers, have 4 different actors (perhaps more) each for four ages, which gets a bit confusing.

in movies, have been mostly about aliens, transformations and world domination, and i got really bored out of it.

The worst part is that judging by the human race's breathtaking stupidity, this world is a very real possibility.

"Gattaca" is stimulating, suspenseful, a...

The total lack of atmosphere and clunky machinery contributes to the flatness of the story; against it, the characters (already pretty dull) seem less interesting, not more.

Worth watching just for the dialogs.

Visually stunning and thought provoking sci-fi.

Gattaca is an entertaining drama, and it explores something that will most likely happen soon.

But if you are looking for a brilliant story, an intriguing plot, believable characters and thought-provoking message delivered by some of the finest actors of our time, you will not be disappointed.

Bored by the script, the cast, their posturing about in front of a camera.

On the negative side, the investigation and suspense part of the film are somewhat predictable with a few flaws in the storyline, and there are a few lacunae regarding the life of some of the characters that I would have liked developed or at least hinted.

Drab, Dreary Tone Obscures an Excellent Concept .

Don't see this movie, it's a waste of time.

This may not sound too interesting written like this but as a movie with the theme mentioned above, this is fantastic and has also a thriller elements in it, and thus the film is also extremely exciting in its suspense.

The wheel chair bound Jude Law is, as ever a compelling actor to watch.

Like I said, it is a very fascinating idea, and not too far-fetched, really.

I don't want to expose too much of the story, but can only tell you that this is probably the most stunning and convincing sci-fi story ever told on the big screen.

boring as hell!!!!.

This is a great fascinating little flick, that i throughly enjoyed, and i can see why it's so popular, i highly suggest you see this, it's worth it.

Truly gripping and romantic.

The acting was good from all fronts and the beautifull Uma Therman was at her stunning best.

Being a scientist, the name of the movie turned me off as being contrived and lame (those who got the double meaning in the title would be unimpressed, those who didn't get it...

In my opinion, Gattaca is worth watching because, despite some of its shortcomings, the main 'meat' of the story is actually pretty interesting.


GATTACA is a thoughtful, unique, and compelling story.

Is that exciting?

I'm sorry, however inspirational the message might be, this is a boring tedious mostly cold fish.

There is a decent argument to suggest that Gattaca is more style over character substance, especially given that visually Niccol's movie is stunning.

After some time, this is clearly boring the viewer because there is nothing in between.

To end on a further positive, I also liked the way that Niccol presented the film in an accessible and believable manner - there are a number of Sci-Fi films that are pretentious and self-important, but by keeping the focus on Vincent fulfilling his ambition and by keeping the dialogue rather natural it remains interesting and rather enjoyable.

Imaginative and thought-provoking film with a compelling story that is ultimately quite moving, with beautiful art design and sets.

The cinematography is bland, and very orange, which doesn't seem to add anything of interest to the mood of the film.

Intense .

Also, he's a solid director of actors, and gets a performance from Hawke that gets better every passing minute he's on screen, and especially Jude Law who has to play someone who is both "crippled" (but don't say that to him) and full of ego, which is a combination that makes him the most fascinating character here.

Otherwise, save your money.

The characters are fully developed, the plot is intriguing and compelling, the cinematography and sets are beautiful.

It is quite slow, not many twists and turns, no action, etc. It is nonetheless a very interesting depiction of the future.

A story with an unexpectatedly strong heart, pun intended, that fell short of the mark a couple times, but managed to tell a compelling and emotional journey.

Yes, it is slow and yes, there is almost no excitement.

Gattaca which got an Oscar nomination in the Art&Set Design category offers an intriguing possibility for the future, a future I certainly wouldn't want to see come to pass.


which is boring as hell!

With an exciting mission to one of Saturn's moons just a breath away, the director of the program is brutally murdered.

It features small roles yet poignant performances from Alan Arkin and Gore Vidal and a stunning performance from newcomer Jude Law.

Finally Michael Nyman's score weaves itself through the plot beautifully, at once both gripping and deeply moving.

The cinematography was stunning.

This film is definitely one of my favorites and I highly recommend it to all.

Although it's covering an interesting topic, it still seems somewhat weird and boring in some scenes.

Now I had figured out by this time that there were likely to be other intriguing little details I've missed, so I was fascinated to read from another reviewer here about the boy Vincent falling with a toy rocket in his hand.

The first half of the film is quite intense and suspenseful as well as provides a canvas for many ideas on the theme of identity, class society and elitism, fate and destiny and control.

Fresh and Absorbing .

The plot went nowhere.

The strongest scene when Anton asks how vicent won swimming in opened sea, the reply is stunning, Vicent answers: when I swam I never thought about the return, this scene remember F.

The production design is stunning and the acting very good.

It's a very exciting and also romantic film.

After re-watching it today, I enjoyed it even more than the first time I watched it.

A movie is a composite product with many different ingredients and some writers, directors and actors craft more compelling or entertaining or spectacular compositions.

) and this is a film, I think Stanley Kubrick would have liked: very intelligent and provoking and cinematically stunning at the same time.

There's a nice SF film in here somewhere, if only they had picked a single plot to go with -- preferably the relationship between the Invalid and the once-Valid whose identity he buys, as the glimpses of this that we get are absolutely fascinating.

It's clear that this movie has more to do with sentiment rather than action or any other genre, and how beautiful it all might look, it is at times quite boring and that's due to the performance from Ethan Hawke who acts more like some statue that doesn't move a thing and same can be said about Uma Thurman.

His portrayal of the once-golden boy, now hopelessly broken yet still alive, is riveting.

Moreover the story sucks really hard because even if you fall asleep and wake up again you would get back into the story because nothing really happened.

Seven years after the launch of Human Genome Project it was fascinating enough for audience of that time.

It may not be your all-time favorite drama, or even sci-fi, but Gattaca is worth a watch because of Law's superb acting, the suspenseful plot and the overarching message that genetic imperfection is no reason to discriminate.

Nevertheless, the story is entertaining and exiting without many action scenes.

This movie was boring.

As long as the script sticks to the pseudo-thriller plot that finds Ethan Hawke buying the genetic identity of Jude Law and then trying to cover up his fraud, the film is fairly engrossing.

I believe a lot of people see different things when they watch GATTACA and this is what makes this movie so deep and engrossing in levels that cannot be imagined.

This film was really an excellent film whether you look at the cast, which was very well composed, or the cinematography, which was breathtaking.

the boring, superfluous swimming scene) except the situation when Ethan Hawke recognizes the cruel murder that has been committed.

"Gattaca" is stimulating, suspenseful, and almost terrifying.

Terrific acting by Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman in a very suspenseful thriller about the futuristic society where people are genetically engineered.

That's because Vicent's actions, although everything is well-acted, seem totally pointless to me.

If you like boring, pretentious movies then this is a must see.

In sum, I can only strongly recommend this film because it is highly entertaining and exciting.

The art-direction is simply stunning and is up there (even if different) with Dark City, Casshern, Azumi, and more such films.

Usually I can ignore stupid plots if other elements are engaging enough ('Legend', 'Bill & Ted 2', '5th Element'), but even here the sets and styles are all boring.

Intriguing film .

it is worth watching, even by today.

At the extreme of each, we get stunning failures.

The sets and locales are modern in the style of early Sixties' internationalism, the music compelling, the lighting and cinematography superb, and the screenplay first rate.

That an Oscar-winning actor of yesteryear is seen doing menial chores and cravenly offering to dispose of Hawke's empty coffee-cup, seems deliberately scripted to emphasise the draconian and ruthless nature of the regime.

It's worth watching the film for the haunting melody.

How this can be considered by many (it seems) to be a thought provoking slow burner is beyond me.

Seeing Gattaca for the first time I was bored.

Again, really fascinating and sufficiently realistic so that we feel very concerned.

Despite the whiny narration, melodramatic music and romance subplot resembling a Barbie movie, Gattaca deserves a place in the movie cabinet because of its talented acting, suspenseful plot and dark, chilling message about genetic discrimination.

It could of been but it's just a dreadfully written and poorly executed bore.

Endlessly quotable, beautiful and poignant and never melodramatic, this film is smart and heavy and full of compelling social commentary.

Yet the suspense is unbearable.

Which is where the action is in this rather slow film.

GATTACA - Worth watching again and again .

And the plot and the choices made by the director were so evocative of another world that it was essentially a vacation for my head as much as an intellectual exploration of the possibilities of a world centered on genetics.

Along with its ambitious ideas and engrossing plot, Gattaca is a taut, memorable cult sci-fi thriller.

Andrew Niccol does a great job here, with great, camera work, awesome designs, keeping the viewer thinking, and it had a polished and stylish feel it to it as well, plus he kept the film at an engrossing pace!.

Good sci-fi, fascinating story .

Another difference is Niccol's evocative filming style, with some wonderful widescreen compositions by Polish cinematographer Slavomir Idziak, one of Kieslowski's major collaborators, who brings to the project his trademark emphasis on architectural space and evocative emotional landscapes distorted by colour filters, skewed angles and distancing perspectives.

D) What a boring, uninspired title.

This movie is far above average in every respect: great actors who play at their best (Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Tony Shalboub, Xander Berkeley), a great story, an exciting plot with surprising turnarounds, perfect setting and design, and absolutely no stupid effects which are so common in mediocre SciFi movies.

You'll be bored.

The writing and original concept are what is truly worth watching the film for.

It's very powerful message is more interested in engaging your mind than in tugging on your heartstrings.

This movie was made by someone who knows how to make a movie, and more important by someone who knows that stories should be amazing and thrilling.

A fascinating futuristic tale with a dire dystopia warning, it looks oddly beautiful, with a yellow colour scheme giving a glow to everything in front of the camera.

That's alright at first and some scenes, like when Vincent tries to cross the street without his contact lenses, are quite exciting.

This has brought up new kind of racism: perfect versus flawed Watching Ethan Hawke's role as Vincent evade the relentless pursuit of the authorities while trying to be on the Titan mission, romancing Irene (Uma Thurman), and micro-managing his samples from Jerome (Jude Law in a very impressive supporting turn) made for some the most riveting viewing ever.

Intelligent and suspenseful but can be painfully slow.

Most scenes of sentimental emotional upheaval leave me feeling a little bored and sometimes even annoyed.

The plot is occasionally predictable, but overall engrossing and believable.


In the end, when his help is no longer needed by Vincent, he makes a stunning decision that shows the audience the real impact of the society's hostility towards imperfection.

Jerome, in fact, kills himself in order to set Vincent free, and does in it such a way as to make sure that no remains are left behind to incriminate Vincent, despite the intense pain this must have caused him.

A sci-fic suspenseful film that will both entertain you and make your think.

I highly recommend it to any Sci Fi fan.

It allows for repetitive viewings for years to come, primarily because audiences will always be able to believe that the future they are witnessing may be right around the bend.

Only once in a blue moon is a movie produced that raises the bar for quality, ingenuity, a unique visual translation, deep human relevance, and a lofty ideal all the while presenting an intriguing story for the audience to chew on.

Altogether if you are looking for a fast paced Sci Fi film with lots of action stay away from this film.

In addition, the score, which out of context has been panned by music critics as repetitive, perfectly balances the feel of the film.

Fun and entertaining .

It was intriguing to think that someone had surreptitiously created such a timely and prescient expose.

"Gattaca"'s one-track narrative endeavor towards its theme seems more compelling and passionate than Truffaut's "Farenheit 451".

It is breathtaking to watch.

Alan Arkin is the enjoyable himself and though he is in a minor role he still gives that certain edge for the film and with a cast like in "Gattaca" you can't go wrong.

The description of Gattaca's central themes, its narrative drive and its characterisation make it sound like a cold and un-engaging film with too much focus on genetic debates and intellectual philosophies.

Moreover, this movie is both exciting and romantic.

Watching a guy constantly, collecting his own personal DNA in CSI-like fashion, and not display any emotions about it, makes for a pretty boring movie.

The plot is simple but engaging and all of the performances are first rate.

Besides the occasional lull, I still felt strong enough about Gattaca to give it a 7 out of 10 stars.

The film has a really strong and significant story but it is also confusing to understand who is who.

For some reason the director chose to film every scene through a tobacco-coloured filter, making it appear as though you, the viewer, were immersed in a bowl of urine, peering out at passing events.

Gattaca is an absorbing science fiction film that poses important interesting ethical questions about the nature of science.

However, the premise of a future split into utopia and distopia based on your genes is an interesting one and the characters are all engaging to the point where you get drawn into the story.

Her chemistry with Hawke is what makes the film emotionally engaging, because without her Vincent isn't really engaging on his own.


The problems of the film are compounded by a weak murder-mystery element tacked onto the plot, and by the dull and bland acting of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

It was breathtaking.

An original, and thrilling, sci-fi mystery .

Gattaca- a science which is very confusing.

This had to be one of the most heart-gripping, soul-chilling, loving movies of all time.

The settings, backdrops and architecture are visually stunning and provides the film with its artistic aspect.

Quite possibly the most fascinating - and underrated - sci-fi of the 90's .

And anyone who defines a good film=exciting and fast pacing has no taste at all.

Even so, it manages to be relatively gripping, and there is more than just the murder plot that is not all so good about the film.

The Movie has the Tone of the Place it is Exploring, Methodical and Mundane to a Fault, it seems the "Life" or more Accurately the Human "Spirit" was Lost in the Lab.

This film tells us at a slow intelligent pace with stunning visuals of one person's battle against the prejudice system .

It really makes for an engaging film.

Apparently it was not a box office success, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes drama and speculative fiction.

The film gets very thrilling after a while and it definitely has a good catch in it which keeps the viewer interested throughout.

At the same time, there is an equally complex and exciting drama played out as Hawke's character so often risks discovery.

There are suspenseful scenes, like when Law's character crawls upstairs in order to help his friend getting away with murder, which is what brought intensity to the ending.

I found it intriguing and interesting.

At some scenes the film gets boring.

(please with it I highly recommend it)

Intelligent, thought-provoking and exciting tale of genetic engineering .

compelling premise .

When you're in a calm, ponderous or thoughtful state of mind, watch this.

Ethan Hawke is the riveting and the one to analyze.

The plot itself because of the dreamy feel moves at a relatively slow pace.

It is suspenseful, and told with a realism which is rare to science fiction movies.

Watching Ethan Hawke's (Great Expectations, Hamlet) Vincent evade the relentless pursuit of the authorities while pining to be on the Titan mission, romancing Irene (Uma Thurman), and micro-managing his samples from Jerome (Jude Law in a very impressive supporting turn) made for some the most riveting viewing ever.

The chance between the exciting scenes and the love scenes make this film unforgettable.

I nearly felt as bored as the desk-workers at the space-station.

Emotional and Intense Movie, Although with Downfalls .

Full of futuristic philosophies and technologies, this film includes exciting, edge-of-your-seat moments and challenges the idea of what it means to be human.

"Gattaca" tries to come out New Agey and tries and try to be a big message movie,but boy,I was bored to death from this slow,lifeless piece of s---.

We know it's clerical work because the filmmaker shows him in a cliché clerical setting: sea of cubicles with employees working like disposable, interchangeable parts in a large machine.

The story picks in on modern evolutions and that's why it's fascinating enough to keep you interested.

V just to pass the time but i actually really enjoyed it.

From the opening titles to the closing credits you are mesmerized with stunning visuals.

Andrew Niccol's talent is breathtaking.

The acting is compelling, as is the music.

It was gripping to see what one human being will do reach his goals in life.

The film unfortunately becomes lost in a murder plot towards the middle, and this stops it from exploring the most fascinating parts in more detail.

"Gattaca"'s one-track narrative endeavor towards its theme seems more compelling and passionate than Truffaut's "Farenheit 451".

I generally found the plot absorbing for at least the first 45 minutes, but it tended to drag a lot and was rather predictable once you got the gist of what was going on.

Mainly the story is set at the Gattaca station which is boring to watch.

Gattaca is a brilliant and stunning drama that I am completely outraged that it is such an unknown and underrated movie.

So people say it is boring and dull, I believe that "Gattaca" is passive, thought provoking and almost spooky in places.

Greenaway), I think Nyman's music is too intrusive and repetitive for mainstream fare.

I found it reminiscent of some of Peter Weir's work; it's stylistically and cinematically breathtaking.

Uma Thurman is stunning as the object of Hawks tension and provides a perfectly mysterious character.

Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, and Gore Vidal leave you wanting to know more about their intriguing secondary players.

Then, when you are prepared and intrigued to see this premise explained, sloppy scripting prevails and the rest of the movie is seeing trucks driven through yawning plot holes to the point...

The plot is so contrived as to convene three parallel stories into convergence: Vincents story, of course.

A highly exciting science fiction dystopia that may become reality.

The nature of Vincent's quest (he simply wants to escape the Earth, even if, perhaps especially if, he dies), makes us want him to succeed, and the way in which he succeeds is worth watching.

This is one of those exceedingly rare works which will stand the test of time, as one of the most compelling examples of the scifi genre' ever produced in this context.

Still, the production design is stunning and almost worth sitting through just for its own sake, and a mostly engaging plot makes for a pretty entertaining film.

transcending, intimately engrossing, subtly inspiring, humanity loving movie .

It's definitely worth watching, for fans of the genre.

An enjoyable watch and a "makes you really think" movie.

The murder is the worst kind of meaningless McGuffin - we don't know or care who the victim was, it pads the story, it's only there to reunite the brothers and it completely wastes the great Arkin as a boring cop.

Somewhere along the way Vincent stumbles into a hollow, affection-free relationship with Uma Thurman that seems to spawn more from boredom than passion.

The murder story is completely unnecessary and makes the movie tedious, pretentious and way overlong.

Its highly competent players, instead, tell a compelling human interest story.

Over all great movie, definitely worth watching and analysing.

The conflicts Vincent has with his superior genetically born brother, his relationship with Irene (played by Uma Thurman looking really beautiful, and his talks with Gerome (Jude Law) are worth watching.

I give Gattaca credits for really nice photography and definitely also for good to great acting, but (sorry) for a European the whole plot is well too predictable.

Smart and entertaining sci-fi .

If you are looking for a good film which contains a mix out of exciting action and touching romance scenes, to watch you definitely should watch "Gattaca".

The one annoying element of the film are the repetitive blood tests the would-be space pilots have to pass every single day, over and over.

Ethan Hawke as the lead was immensely boring and monotonic, Uma Thurman as the romantic interest was not much better.

All the actors are exceptional and the film boasts some truly awe inspiring moments.

actually, NOT an accident at all, as you shall see when you have seen the film), using samples of his hair, skin tissue, blood and urine to become one of the Gattaca people, plus Vincent's determination to undergo the intense training.

The film seems awfully slow and without any real atmosphere.

The acting is quite good: Ethan Hawke projects a compelling mixture of determination, resignation, and fear.

Again, it is Law who simply dominates the set; a fascinating performance, and exquisite.

In my opinion the actors have done a great job, but in many scenes the music missing, so that they appear boring.

It is slow.

The whole package seems unfinished and sometimes boring .

Other than that, when the murder-mystery subplot enters the movie, to me, it lags, and doesn't keep up a fast pace, and is pretty slow moving.

There is absolutely no plot.

The sciencey bit is convincing enough to be accepted, and the film seems genuinely fresh and compelling.

Especially when it also deals with deep human themes and raises relevant questions about ethical issues and when it is loaded with fascinating symbolism and subtext enough to keep the reflective viewer occupied long after the final credits roll.

Do watch the movie for great screenplay,stunning cars,and great sets and decoration and Uma Thurman delivering a great performance in one of the most glamorous role of her career accompanied by excellent acting of two leads well played by Eathan Hawke and Jude Law.

Honestly, I am really surprised by how exciting this movie is.

Sci-fi film for sure but Hitchcock would have enjoyed it, too .

Overall the plot dragged, and in a way, once you got the idea, it started to flatline, as if the variables of what might happen were limited.

Visually stunning.

A little bit boring is also that there aren't really much details in a lot of scenes which made the mood really quiet and boring.

However the plot's slowness serves to give the viewer more time to consciously question the ethics and issues that are raised in the film.

It's certainly far more engaging - and, indeed, thrilling - than THE MATRIX, which I should imagine has dated somewhat with its over-reliance on CGI effects throughout.

His performance provides the only real entertainment in this cliche ridden monstrosity that seems as though written and directed by a film school poseur.

It's boring, a little later it's even more boring and if you wait until the end it's eh ...

I rented it with my friend and we both fell asleep for about 30 minutes of the movie.

Yet, for my dear readers' sake, I should be fair: GATTACA is impressing, moving, very touching—mainly due to Jude Law's unusually intense and striking, even astonishing performance.

1 or 2 dull parts .

Composer Michael Nyman provides his usual soothingly repetitive new-age mood music.

Very slow paced.

This alone elevates it above the likes of 'The Matrix', but it also shares certain other characteristics with a typical Polliakof film: a slow pace, the heavy use of portentious classical music and a self-important seriousness not completely supported by robustness of thought.

"Gattaca" - A science fiction film which is very confusing and not as good as the headline is.

Maybe they like the exciting plot with its dangerous ideas and strange attitudes about life.

This really is a great, enjoyable movie.

We've all found it fascinating and have enjoyed discussing it long afterwards.

Worth watching once.

Frankly, I struggled to sit through the whole thing and I had to fast-forward through the ponderous stair-climbing scene.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law, with a compelling story Gattaca is a must see, it was one of the better science fiction movies of recent years.

At the outset, she is a relatively intriguing character - possibly another invalid posing as a valid - and there seems to be promise of future development where we learn more about her.

"Gattaca" is a very fascinating story, I must say.

The story is genius, with me on the edge of my seat.

The writer of this snooze fest obviously knows nothing of what Titan is actually like.

Fascinating .

Law is absolutely the key to this movie, IMO, and he's riveting.

Additionally, Jude Law's character is greatly compelling throughout, his acting doesn't disappoint either and towards the end of the film creates praiseworthy suspense.

Good science fiction makes you think --- to put the pieces together that makes the plot understandable and entertaining.

All in all it is not our favourite film because it is confusing for the audience.

The plot is tense and gripping -- a combination of brotherly rivalry, ambition, romance, crime-story, dreams thwarted and realized, and all these different stories fit together well.

This is the only movie where I purchased the Original Score (conducted by Micheal Nyman) and enjoyed it thorougly.

It's a bit cool and creepy, but slow and too self-conscious to really make a dent.

It's not among my favorite films, but it was an enjoyable ride and i'm glad I finally got around to watching it.

An intriguing, humanistic science fiction thriller, with elements of science-fact .

This future seems curiously empty.

This is an enjoyable science fiction film that even those who don't usually like science fiction can enjoy; it isn't full of techno-babble… all we really need to know is that genetic scans are routine and there is a prejudice against those that aren't quite perfect; in this world genetic screening as replaced eugenics as the way to create 'perfect' children.

you have to watch it so badly, because it stimulates you to think about a exciting future.

The film makes its point without being forcible, and still manages to be an entirely entertaining story, with very real characters that the viewer comes quickly to care about.

In a word, this movie is stunning.

I Love this movie as much as I love Watching Paint Dry.

The story engaging and surprising.

It's engrossing, interesting, thought-provoking, deep, special, one-of-a-kind.

The acting was great, plot well thought out, and the overall product was very interesting and entertaining.

So this film is absolutely worth watching.

Some of the more emotional scenes are between the brothers, as the battle of pride takes them on the edge quite often especially as they play chicken with each other on the dangerous waves of the sea to prove what is better – natural humans or modified beings.

" Often I don't like films like this with a lot of engineering, but "Gattaca" was very impressive, the best technical film i have seen and enjoyed it.

To me, I like how they based the movie around his backstory, however, it was dragged out for too long.

Particularly fascinating is the scene in which Vincent/Eugene, out with Irene for an evening on the town, loses his contact lenses; of course, Irene doesn't know that he has very poor eyesight.

The acting is superb, the actors look so stunning and clean cut, wow!

The direction and acting was excellent..I especially loved Ethan Hawke's and Jude Law's performances and of course Uma Therman was stunning as always!

Unfortunately, the film became 'messy' throughout and felt moderately pretentious, and thus ultimately leaning towards the latter approach.

Quite possibly the most fascinating - and underrated - sci-fi tale of the decade (oh, and Uma Thurman is always a pleasure to watch!

After the breathtaking 110 minutes of Gattaca, I felt as if I've never seen a Sci-fi movie so fertilized, so masterfully written and executed.

Also, the parallel events of the lift-off and the suicide are too predictable and poorly executed.

It's cinematic and stylistic without being pretentious or overdone, and the way it is shot and put together reflects very well the film's bland and sterilized society in pursuit of perfection.

So if you think that you will like this movie because Sci Fi films usually have fast paced stories and lots of action don't watch this film because you wont enjoy it.

This was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen.

At times this film dragged out and left me wanting a little more action.

"The intense sibling rivalry between Vincent and his genetically enhanced brother, Antoine was emotionally moving.

Sure, there were some weaknesses, but the overall film was good and worth watching again.

First and foremost, I want to go on record by stating that I praise the film for what it attempts to explore; 'Gattaca' is woven with intriguing themes and topics throughout, as well as arguably some nice social commentary.

The cinematography is stunning, colours and lighting are just gorgeous to experience.

Stunning, absolutely stunning .

It should also be pointed out this movie is idea rather than plot driven which means it`s very talky and a bit too slow for a mainstream audience and this isn`t helped by Andrew Niccol`s cold and sterile direction which isn`t a million miles removed from Kubrick`s 2001 , a movie I dislike intensely .

Boring Good Idea .

Gattaca is also incredibly effective piece of cinema and very beautiful piece of art as Michael Nyman'n music is again gorgeous and photography totally stunning.

A movie worth watching even with flaws.

Niccol gives us intense romance and thrill in this science fiction drama that once you've seen, it will never be forgotten.

Ethan Hawke's performance is passable, if bland.

Niccol's achieves just the right level from each of his actors - amidst so many horrible career performances, Law is brilliant here (as he was in Entertaining Mr. Ripley), whilst Hawke creates a compelled and compelling hero.

"Gattaca" is intelligent, wonderfully thought-provoking and visually stunning.

It's a bit slow in the first half.

I would be disappointed, if it was fast paced or exciting.

Its understated approach towards special effects and wow factor let the low-key attitude of the story and the actors create a believable and enveloping world that are intriguing as well as intelligent.

For the odd few seconds you suspect the film is going to come alive but then it returns to plodding along towards the inevitable conclusion, letting the viewer sink further and deeper into his or her aquarium of urine.

My personal opinion about this movie is that it is very emotional, dramatic and exciting.

Now, instead of seeing cheesy special effects and no plot, I was shown a good plot and some character inner-conflicts.

The movie is dramatic and the story proves exciting as our hero tries to beat the system, the police and the latests in scientific tools and methods.

It's somewhat like the book 1984 where the physical objects, machines, buildings, clothes, etc. are conspicuously lacking in detail; they are drab.

I found the main character and the female lead to be deeply uninteresting.

Interesting And Intelligent But Ultimately Pretentious Science-Fiction Drama .

Also, the dialogue is appallingly banal.

this just looks visually stunning.

It is thrilling at times, while at other times completely entrancing.

I only knocked it 2 stars for being somewhat predictable/cliché at times.

The conservative dress and dialogue, along with drab colors contribute to a historic feel.

Although, as mentioned previously, the themes explored as well as the overall plot are engaging enough to make for a decent watch.

Hawke is wonderfully subtle but very compelling as Vincent.

The story also carries compelling messages about love and ambition.

An intriguing sci-fi drama virtually reminicient of films like "1984" and "Planet of the Apes.

And both movies are fascinating and full of emotion.

Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated and intense as their identities begin to merge.

The premise is very intriguing.

The mix of internal and external conflict that Vincent goes through, pulls the viewer in and makes his character so engaging.

The cinematography, the acting, the plot, it all blended together for an absolutely stunning film that turns out to be a real tearjerker at the same time.


Even though the film is very slow pace.

There's so much to enjoy in this movie, including an unexpected and fraught little twist at the end.

The film is slow in places, the ending predictable, and the moral clear--you don't know the measure of a man until you know the man.

I found the story very interesting and as I've now become a fan of certain science fiction, sci-fi that tells a story not so far in the future, I found this truly enjoyable throughout.

Every now and then, I get bored of movies.


Consequently this film is very uninteresting since it's not really exiting.

We've talking watching paint dry boredium.

Zzzzzzzz .

This romance story along with a murder mustery sublot for which Hawke is a suspect and nearly be revealed as invalid , are hopeless tricks to fill the screen time (emphasising on the apparent lack of plot) .

An excellent film, worth watching more than once.

The idea of using the genetic code of a person as the ultimate segregation tool is fascinating.

At some point it's a normal movie, easy to understand and follow, which makes it a bit boring.

Suspenseful futuristic thriller, handled intelligently for the most part.

Gattaca is a visually stunning film.

This is the beginning of an intense and highly gripping movie.

However, "Gattaca" really surprised me by its intriguing story, and I think it is maybe the second best sci-fi of the '90s, just after "Contact".

fascinating and oh so terrifyingly true .

For the "normal" people the movie could be a bit boring because it given really action.

It's exciting, though provoking and surprisingly romantic.

Life is interesting because it is unexpected.

this is a fascinating, and engrossing little flick, that i throughly enjoyed!.