Time Out says

In the future, geneticists will design test-tube babies to be disease-free. Physical perfection will become the norm, and those flawed specimens born the old-fashioned way will form the new underclass - the 'in-valids'. Vincent Freeman (Hawke), an in-valid with a heart defect, is only taken seriously in the powerful Gattaca space programme when he assumes the identity of Jerome (Law), a 'valid' who supplies blood, tissue and urine samples in return for shelter (he himself having been crippled in a car accident). The subterfuge is successful - until a murder draws unwelcome scrutiny from the authorities. Self-consciously at a remove from the trashy B-movie sensibilities which have dominated science-fantasy movies in recent times, this harks back to the vacuum-packed, classically alienated dystopia of Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451. Chilly, elegant, and a little bloodless.

By: TCh


Release details

106 mins

Cast and crew

Andrew Niccol
Andrew Niccol
Ethan Hawke
Uma Thurman
Alan Arkin
Jude Law
Loren Dean
Gore Vidal
Ernest Borgnine
Blair Underwood
Tony Shalhoub
Elias Koteas
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