Gattaca

Gattaca

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Our best guess for you: 3.7 stars

Average of 3105 ratings: 3.7 Stars

1997 M Contains violence and offensive language.

There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit.

Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin and Jude Law star in this engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Hawke stars as Vincent, an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of travelling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.

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Duration
102 minutes
Studio
Columbia Pictures

DVD details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Subtitles
English, French, Dutch, Arabic
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
B
Subtitles
English, French, Dutch, Arabic
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1

12 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Pseudometry

I enjoyed this movie foremost due to the intelligent discussion of issues of what makes us human, whether we are constrained by our genes, the views of others and so forth. I suppose the acting was... Read more

4 by Jean-Marc1

Very good watching. Ethan Hawke's performance is average but the filmography, sets, costumes and music are outstanding. The dichotomy between the futuristic subject and the 1950s "feel" of the movie is quite interesting... Highly recommended.

5 by gogetthemtiger

It's about the determination and courage of a genetically born-inferior individual trying everything he can to defy the odds and realise his childhood dream before exhausting his expected lifespan.... Read more

4 by Psy

Not really SciFi. Aside from genetic engineering and DNA testing, and a minimalistic set with hints of futuristic vehicles (whining electric cars: amusing by 2010 standards), it is really a human drama... Read more

5 by yigalandemma

One of my all-time favourite movies, Kiwi director Andrew Nicoll presents an absorbing drama , with issues of genetic selection relevant to the present day. Low-key acting by a top cast & a beautiful soundtrack make this compelling watching.

4.5 by Puffball

Stylish, intriguing, thought provoking. Sets both futuristic and retro. Good chemistry between the leads - (I know - they hooked up in real life). I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

4 by ani_get_ur_gun

My family and i enjoyed this movie, the discussions where very much intense

4 by kuiamoko

Still a great movie having watched it many many years ago. I loved it then for its cinematography, sets and storyline. Still stunning to say the least. The debate on human dna manipulation is alive and kicking. Intriguing.

5 by Mavoura

Watching Gattaca again after a fair few years, I was reminded of why it's one of my alltime favourite movies. It's great on so many levels.

Firstly, it's an intriguing look at what might happen... Read more

2 by pwh

The cinematography is great, right up there, no question. Stunning photography, great camera work, wonderful colours.

Unfortunately, neither the story nor the characters match up. Lots of wooden... Read more