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The Imposter
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The Imposter

Rock! Shock! Pop!
5 March 2013
  • Summary: is an amazing film not just for its incredible true story but also for how they combine cinematic elements to objectively present all the case elements to its audience, inviting judgement but also thoroughly clouding it. Exceptionally well done
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Overall 8
8.2

The Imposter

AV Club
12 July 2012
  • Excerpt: In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappeared after storming out of his San Antonio home. Three years later, his family got a call from a Spanish juvenile center, where a man claiming to be Nicholas had been found.
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Overall 7
7.0
Content 8
8.0

The Imposter

DVD Talk
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Nicholas Barclay was 13 years old when he disappeared from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. His family wept, and searched, and held out hope. Three years and four months later, they got a call. Their Nicholas had been found, alone and without identification, in Spain.
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Review: ‘The Imposter’

Variety
24 January 2012
  • Summary: With production values aplenty, "The Imposter" uses atmospheric reenactments and stark, soul-bearing interviews to explore a mind-boggling case of false identity.
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Overall 10
10

Imposter, The

Empire Online
21 October 2013
  • Conclusion: The year’s most fascinating and frightening doc so far, The Imposter delves far beneath the hysterical tabloid headlines.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
28 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Truth is often stranger than fiction as this jaw-dropping documentary proves. The story would be disconcerting as fiction, and it is cruel and heart-wrenching as the truth. There are as many twists and turns as in a suspense-thriller, and while watching the audience will have to remind themselves...
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The Imposter (2012)

Filmofiel
5 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The Imposter is een documentaire met zoveel filmische elementen erin verwerkt dat je het net zo goed ‘n psychologische thriller mag noemen, ware het niet dat het verhaal te ongeloofwaardig is dat het wel echt moet zijn gebeurd. Want als verzonnen scenario zou je het niet geloven.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Imposter

MovieZine
6 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Föreställ dig att ett av dina barn försvinner spårlöst. Åren går utan att du får veta något nytt. Efter flera år dyker barnet upp i ett annat land och kommer tillbaka och lever med dig och din familj. Föreställ dig nu att den du trodde var ditt barn egentligen är en bedragare.
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Overall 8
8.3

En helvetisk skräckfilm

svd.se
26 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Det värsta jag kan tänka mig? Att mitt barn inte kommer hem en dag. Inte nästa. Inte dagen därpå. Men vidrighetens kokpunkt kan man aldrig föreställa sig. Tre år senare ringer det. Min son har dykt upp i Spanien.
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