The Imposter

2012

Biography / Crime / Documentary

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 41,895

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Reviewed by rjwilliams5150 8 / 10 / 10

A truly bizarre story

A 13 year old boy disappears from a small town in Texas, three years later Police in Spain alert authorities in the US, against all odds it appears that child has been found....or has he? I watched this 'movie' not knowing very little about it, and after 10 minutes or so I was puzzled, is this a mocu-mentary or based on a true story? surely it couldn't be as the story was so bizarre!! Filmed in the same style as the TV show 'Banged Up Abroad', part interview clips with the real people, part reconstructed key moments with actors, this is a quite astonishing story and well worth a viewing.

Reviewed by KEVIN MCGEE (kevin1111-1) 8 / 10 / 10

Gripping and fascinating film, but the flowery narration was distracting

I had not heard anything about this story before watching the film, I found it fascinating insight into humanity and how we can ignore everything that contradicts what we desperately need to be true. It was amazing to watch the honest, gut-spilling confessions, and I give the director respect for getting them to do this. The negatives, though, two things. The narration used exceedingly flowery language. There may be a time and place for such writing, but in a gritty, honest documentary it is jarringly out of place. It should have stated things as simply and succinctly as possible, using the same kind of natural language as the interviewees. The overly poetic narration style did not mesh at all with the honesty of the interviews. Second. Nowhere in the entire film did anyone say the word 'gang.' The way he held his fingers when photographed? Throwing up gang signs. The tattoos on his hand? Gang related. Gangs kill each other every day. This likely scenario, that he was the victim of gang violence, should have been at least mentioned if not explored. Surely the local police recognized these signs, hopefully they explored this angle.

Reviewed by WubsTheFadger 8 / 10 / 10

The Imposter

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger Word of Warning: I would recommend going into this film completely blind. Watching this film with no information about it is the best way to see it. The story is extremely gripping. This documentary/mystery film is full of twists, real life sadness, and a powerful story. It leaves you with many unanswered questions, but does so in a way that leaves you tingling in contemplation. The plot can be disturbing to some and at times it can be quite scary. The acting and storytelling is fluent. Most of the acting is done by people who had first hand accounts of the real life story. Some of the acting is reenacted which brings some depth and suspense to the story. The twist is very unexpected and it is deal with care. The tone throughout the film is very dark. There are moments that send chills down your spine. The pacing is okay but there are parts in the film that seemed out of place. In the beginning, I found myself getting lost in all the things that were going on. Pros: Great story, amazing twist, unanswered questions, powerful storytelling, consistent tone, and strong first hand accounts in regard to the story Cons: Okay pacing and some moments that were a bit confusing Overall Rating: 8.2 P.S. If you enjoyed this film, you might also enjoy Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008). It is a documentary film that has the same mix of drama and crime.

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