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The Imposter

3 Ratings: 4.3
A 2012 documentary directed by Bart Layton
3 reviews about The Imposter
review by . February 17, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Grief Makes Us See What We Want to See
When a child goes missing, our heart breaks, for the child’s family it is a harrowing experience. Director Bart Layton’s “The Imposter” is a documentary about a ‘true crime’ and it brings the story of a con man named Frederic Bourdin, who impersonated a young Texas boy who had disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994.      Nicholas Barclay vanished on June 13, 1994, leaving such distressing pain that drained his mother and sister dry. They desperately …
review by . January 10, 2013
      I don’t watch all that many documentaries.      It isn’t that I don’t like them.  Rather, it’s that most that I’ve seen in my life tend to go to great lengths exploring the reasons behind, say, a central behavior.  The narrator and his (or her) investigators go to immeasurable lengths to uncover exactly the who’s, what’s, where’s, when’s, and why’s.  Near the conclusion, they …
review by . August 03, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         The Imposter plays like a particularly good episode of Unsolved Mysteries, not just because actual documentary footage is interspersed with reenactments, but also because the true story it tells is a thoroughly absorbing combination of intrigue and suspense. As with all good thrillers, fictional or non, what begins as a seemingly simple crime eventually escalates into something much more complicated; it’s not so much about who has done something …
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