Gary Sinise, Vincent D’Onofrio, Madeleine Stowe, American science fiction

Impostor (2001, United States)

2001United States

Categories: alien species2000s sci-fi


Impostor  2001 sci-fi film

Running time: 95 minutes

Language: English

In year 2034 alien species from the Alpha Centauri attacked the Earth for the first time. Human civilization prepared the Earth Security Administration, global forces that could fight the enemies. But the technological superiority of Centaurians give not much hope for the survival of human race. Soon it became obvious that they were determined to colonize the Earth. Humans begun to build large domes over cities to give some shelter to the survivors. Spencer Olham works for the goverment and designs weapons. His latest invention seems to be the most effective so far, but when his big day comes - the day that he will present his bomb to Chancellor - Olham is suddenly arrested by ESA. They suspect him of being a replicant - the Centaurians sent some of their androids that are made from artificial DNA that look exactly like humans they are replacing. The only way to prove that Olham is in fact replicant is... to remove his heart. If he is replicant the heart will contain "u-bomb" that could destroy most of the city. If he is human he will of course die. Olham has no other option than try to run away and prove that he is human.

Film based on a short story by Philip K. Dick raises quite interesting matter - how can you prove that you are human? Of course humans, contrary to androids, would have soul and feelings, but it is impossible to prove them in any scientific way. The film is kept close to the original story, the cast did well, but overall it is only average sci fi movie, mostly because of rather superficial approach to the plot. Short story was... what a surprise - short. Film with running time of over 90 minutes could have included much more content than original story, but the bits that take most time are chase or fight scenes. Based on a good story from legendary author it could have been better.



Our rating

6.4 / 10


Overall rating

6 / 10


Reality complexity

4 / 5


Adventure

3 / 5


Story complexity

3 / 5



Full Impostor


 Impostor Impostor


Creators of Impostor


Gary Fleder films

director


Philip K. Dick films

screenplay


Caroline Case films

screenplay


Ehren Kruger films

screenplay


David Twohy films

screenplay



Cast of Impostor


Gary Sinise films
as Spencer Olham

Vincent D’Onofrio films
as Hathaway

Madeleine Stowe films
as Maya Olham

Mekhi Phifer films
as Cale

Tony Shalhoub films
as Nelson Gittes

Tim Guinee films
as Dr. Carone

Gary Dourdan films
as Captain Burke




Movies like Impostor

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King  2003 scifi movie

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003United States

The final clash between forces of good and evil is about to begin, but the kings of Gondor and Rohan does not seem to realize that.

The Midnight After  2014 scifi movie

The Midnight After

2014Hong Kong

Seventeen people aboard a small bus travel through Hong Kong. Soon they find themselves to be the only survivors in whole city - all the other people simply disappeared.

Pandorum  2009 scifi movie

Pandorum

2009Germany

Two officers wake up from hibernation aboard the spaceship, but neither of them recalls why they are here or what is their mission. But behind the closed door they gonna find answers to more questions.



alien artifactsalien speciesalternate historyalternate realityartificial intelligencecomedy scifiextraterrestrial lifefantasyhorror science fictionmystery science fictionparallel universesparanormal eventsplanet explorationpost-apocalyptic realityscientific fictionspace colonizationspace explorationspace travelspace warssuperheroes science fictionsurvival science fictiontime traveltotalitarian state



Wasteland - the final frontier... for logic

Wasteland - the final frontier... for logic scifi

Wasteland and Fallout games created a fascinating world full of mysteries and colourful characters with some small loopholes, some big loopholes and some gigantic loopholes. Here are the 7 things about Wasteland that makes no sense.



Story of The Zone

Story of The Zone scifi

There are areas on Earth where things happen that are escaping any logical explanation - tiny little crystals that are able to give energy to start the car, gravity traps that can kill or mutilate human being within second, unexplained phenomena inviting and dangerous at the same time.



scifi films   sci fi tv-shows   science fiction books   scifi games   sci fi radio shows   science fiction comic books   science fiction short stories   science fiction articles   science fiction music   science fiction blog
Lea Thompson   amiga games   Caroline in the City   Fiskars   favorite places   women fashion