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The Imposter

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Overall 9

The Imposter Blu-ray Review

26 January 2013
  • Summary: Winner of Douglas Hickox Award and Best Documentary Award at the British Independent Film Awards, Bart Layton's "The Imposter" (2012) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Revolver Entertainment. The supplemental features on the disc include a making of featurette and Q&A session featuring producer Dimitri Dogains, director Bart Layton, and the private American investigator Charlie Parker. In English, with optional English subtitles for the main feature.
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The Imposter

Rock! Shock! Pop!
18 January 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.
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Overall 7

The Imposter Movie Review

19 July 2012
  • Summary: A 13-year-old boy from Texas disappears, only to appear three years later in a phone booth in Spain. His story is strange. The truth is weirder.
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Overall 8

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. Bart Layton’s documentary The Imposter follows what happened next, and it’s one wild story, about a wily European who convinced the Barclays he was their long-lost son.
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Overall 7
Content 8

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. When they brought him back, no one seemed to think it all that strange that his hair had changed color. Or that his eyes had too. Or that he had a bad case of five o'clock shadow.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

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 that no-one could possibly make up this improbable plot. The spoiler is in the title.
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Overall 2

The Imposter

14 December 2012
Overall 10

The Imposter

31 July 2012
Overall 8

The Imposter

4 January 2014

The Imposter (2012)

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. Regisseur Bart Layton krijgt het voor elkaar om ook jou enkele keren van standpunt te doen switchen, verwacht ik.
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