The Imposter details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach, Alan Teichman|
|Collections:||December - Thriller/Documentary, Our Favourites, The Biggest and Best, Top Must See Movies|
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Dec 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
This documentary about a missing Texan teenager proves that truth really is stranger than fiction.
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Can't believe this is a true story. FascinatingBy sean1970 (42 reviews) , 07 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Was not sure I was going to enjoy this movie as it is a documentary movie, but was so glad I went to see it as it is one of the most intruiging and suspenseful movies of the year and the outcome comes across as a thriller more than a hard fact documentary.
Nicholas is a normal 13 year old when he disappeared in 1994 from his home in Texas.
When he is reported found 3 years in Spain later he would have been 16 years old. His family are overjoyed when he returns home but with stories of kidnap and torture. But why does he have a strange accent and different coloured eyes and why do the family insist on believing the stranger is their son. Investigators start asking questions that turns the tale a dark and strange turn.
Based on a true story with original interviews from the family of the missing boy, the boy himself and investigators, this is no documentary movie as it mixes pure suspense and thrills. Unmissable.
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Good documentaryBy LING0 (77 reviews) from Conwy , 15 Nov 2013The documentary film of the true life story that was filmed as The Chameleon. As that used a dramatic license to colour the story for the big screen, this documentary brings together the actual people involved telling the actual story, and for that makes for a much better viewing in this case.
Mixed Feelings ...By Underworld (155 reviews) from London , 02 Nov 2013While it is truly intriguing that this was actually based on a true story, I am not sure I actually enjoyed this film enough... hence find myself in limbo ...
Sometimes Truth Really Is Stranger Than Fiction!By LadyGembobs (7 reviews) , 01 Nov 2013If this were a work of fiction you'd think it was insanely far fetched the fact that it's not kept my jaw on the floor and my mind boggled throughout and for days after! One of the best documentaries I've seen The Imposter has twists and turns equivalent to a dramatic thriller. Frédéric Bourdin,the imposter is an astounding, deeply creepy character and the story takes you back and forth between sympathy ans suspicion of the grieving family he infiltrates. I recommended this film to friends and family and I would recommend it to you.
Don't botherBy a customer , 28 Oct 2013OK but don't waste your credits on this film. I'm sure it's available on youtube. Interesting story but save your credits!
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Interesting, but not for everyoneBy Charleigh740 (3 reviews) , 24 Oct 2013This was not at all what I expected it to be, but it was a fascinating story. It was also a true life example of complex and puzzling human behavior. Don't be turned off by the fact that it is a documentary; there are still a couple of intriguing twists. For those of you who appreciate subtle humor, there is also a real-life private eye providing some amusement just by fitting every cliché in the book.