Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Gattaca (1997)

Directed by Andrew Niccol

Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

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Very interesting premise. One of only two or three serious filmic explorations of our future, along with Matrix and T2. The genetic revolution is coming. Perhaps now is the time to consider laying out the ethics.

Cleverly and cleanly told. Niccol has talent. I’d like to see how many quality movies he can add to his resume before he makes a stinker.

An eerily sterile world, almost Kubrickian. Lot of cool technology. But you would think that a society with the technology to allow space travel in business suits would be capable enough of preventing fraud.

Hawke is really good. Probably the best-looking guy in Hollywood today. His mangled teeth are even kind of charming. I only noticed it now, but Hawke looks a lot like Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros. Law is great as the real Morrow. Would have liked to see a supporting Oscar nomination for him. Gabby Reece was awesome.

Lighting was great. Interesting choice to make the outside a deep yellow. Nice double helix staircase.

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