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The Imposter (2012)
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Summary: A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who went missing for 3 years. (imdb)
Country: UK, USA
Directed By: Bart Layton
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na cengizermis
75
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na ecem
99
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na ZujGag
1
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na Jelly
84
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na pmcatra
75
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na twincinema
80
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na Astralgod
63
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na beckot
50
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na Ram0n
78
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na C12H17N2O4P
78
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na MartinTeller
79
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na Bojangles
80
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na hellacopter
83
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na LB94
80
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na ssabetti
90
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na myfavchords
81
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This is a really interesting documentary. The film is interesting the entire way and it raises several interesting questions. Unfortunately the film leaves you wanting to known what happened to one person at the end but because it is based on real events we do not know what actually happened. I definitely recommend this well made documentary.
na grodrig1
95
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na ilyaoblomov
70
T8
na ltjjj89
80
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na Videodromsim
70
T5
na erlichte
70
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na whotemp
47
T1
- 5/28/13
na JooJoo
5
T5
na caffe
82
T8
na blahzor
90
T10
na Seethruskin
73
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na natebarrios
70
T5
na capodelnulla
85
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na rafa_livrari
75
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na Eglaia
70
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Wow, I guess life IS stranger than fiction. What a compelling story, although I think the documentary might be slightly on the side of the imposter as in the end we see that he is a very, very deceiving person, we are not told of this until the very end and it makes you think of the family as murderers. Which they might be, but a documentary has to be more objective. Really well shot, edited and told story. A little bit mainstream but still a great watch.
na MentalCritic
75
T8
na ayall
72
T3
na zurnzurn
80
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na thehynes
55
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Frédéric Bourdin seems like a truly vile man.As for the story - bizarre. Hard to know what to think.Poor Nicholas
na whereismybox
80
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na LetterRip
0
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na cslh1
80
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na donofthedead
74
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na Colten97
85
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na Llanirev
70
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na Bandy
70
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na Fatchrisb
78
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na mrkacmaz
81
T4
na auhasarderik
55
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na Ariaz
67
T4
na adamreid1
94
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na thewire
74
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na delgado
75
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na balcis
80
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na yoohoo
75
T5
na bridgeferr
40
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na fhmc
82
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na TarantinOle
84
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na DivineMrE
82
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na grade4
90
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na ceja
65
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na Movida
1
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na LesterGroans
78
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na Kobi2
80
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na toytronicaz
64
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na Choni
78
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na b4con
80
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na lexwhitfield
85
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na Chukkamans
90
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na ConradGamma
60
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na forehead1
70
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Well-directed one-watch doc that fully immerses you in the story from beginning to end. Includes plenty of honest testimony from the main players, while successfully keeping you guessing about all of them. The re-enactment scenes are used sparingly and interspersed well too. 'The dig' was a bit of a tease though.
na Perkus
80
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na Achk
7
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na dessaccades
40
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na jhmee8
89
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na robbbbbie
71
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na Pecota
85
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na jyt84
68
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na dtortum
85
T5
Hikaye cok cok guzel! Film biraz onun ekmegini yiyor sanki bi tik daha dusundurucu olabilirdi
na al bundy
79
T8
na Niksterino
90
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na playajay
90
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na PaRaNoYa7
78
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na prior
75
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na sunno
9
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na michaels
80
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na mjjoao
80
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na vmboudreau
70
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na puff
4
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na Shadrik
72
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na Harbinger
87
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na DesertPunk
83
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The Imposter is emotionally complex in such a disturbing way. Every time you form an opinion, it's changed in a second by one word or one image that feels like a punch in the face. This is how you make a documentary.
na Blachut
65
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na kangadoodoo
60
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na begoniabol
82
T9
Truly fascinating and blew my mind. Seems like a movie, but it really happened. Knew nothing about it, so if you don't, check it out. It's unbelievable
na woods
75
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na stoickov
80
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na LouisMazzini
80
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na tunasky
99
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na steekjelos
50
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na kemackelis
72
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na Ludium
81
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na starkist777
84
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na themadelf66
78
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na getmoney
84
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The PI is awesome. Like out of a real gumshoe detective story.
na robotkarate
75
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na ZombieBuffet
70
T8
na Halfman
60
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na Spunkie
70
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na arvadak
60
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na podger13
70
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na juan.v
80
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na honeycuttwc
60
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na IrishCassidy
70
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na osm
83
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na fdurgan
90
T6
na DavidBlast
70
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The story has such a rich tapestry of bizarre circumstances that the highly stylized way in which it is told becomes a terrible distraction. The overambitious cinematography betrays Layton's apparent lack of trust in the material, as he reaches for a 'Capturing the Friedmands' kind of openness towards the end. Haha. That final crane shot alone; what circus clowns the participants must have felt like.
na stimes19
90
T6
na Moribunny
70
T8
Fascinating on several levels.
na incisor
80
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na guzintekes
70
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na kkarsan
65
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na Tova
75
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na zweird
40
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na kerolayn
83
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na filmaffinity
67
T7
na snallygaster
67
T7
I have a pretty hard heart and even I found this difficult to watch at times. I can't help think that the one extra angle introduced weakens the power of the story somewhat, but it is certainly interesting.
na ferrvq
80
T4
na Jerky
75
T10
na elikfrom
75
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na dforman
90
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na dr. radical
58
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na oread
85
T10
na ozdemibr
83
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na Guernica
67
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na aurora
73
T8
na Cronos
80
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na gemma2809
81
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na arif
70
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na niksus777
82
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na verbals
65
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na turgay
76
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na chiefg
65
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na faruksongur
78
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na salty dog
76
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na spoiledff7
90
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na cmkrt
85
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na Judge Holden
5
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na Jef.Costello
77
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na Ag0stoMesmer
4
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This doc had a lot going on; FFSing at the authorities, entertaining eccentrics -Boss Hogg detective was ace, knots of trauma and delusion. Fascinating stuff.
na filmcricket
76
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na AceySaid10%
85
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na Egesch
60
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na jebus19
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na dcphillips
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na betorocha
80
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na bacondudeman
85
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na basquiat
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na sinanokn
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na konrad401
70
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na GoodMovie
75
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na nrm5
70
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na Snazz
40
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na exolstice
85
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na Sam Pakk
98
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na immolations
76
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na Emmcooke
8
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na Winternight
75
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na thiemen
6
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na pstrauss
95
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na cdub12
64
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na trip9
80
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na skamac
85
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na jspidah
80
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na axleblaze
90
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A chilling and baffling film.
na PeaceAnarchy
86
T9
This is an example of a fantastic and unbelievable story given just the right treatment. The film doesn't heighten the drama or play manipulative games, but it does turn an already strange story about a man pretending to be an abducted teenager into something even stranger. The main players are sympathetic but also a bit dubious and there's always a hook pushing you towards the next revelation.
na gabehabash
50
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na u7mit
81
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na Cowman
77
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na holdingemail
73
T6
na denial
80
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na Kianoto
78
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na tinysausage
67
T4
Impeccably edited account of a remarkable tale. I did feel a bit cheated though: you wonder how the filmmaker is going to resolve the burning question of why the family embraced this man, and Layton hints at a sinister reason, but in the end doesn't follow through. Strangely, the pathological liar at the centre of this story comes across as the most believable character.
na docbenway
60
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na mamadoly
50
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na raven77
4
T6
na CarsonWid
76
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It started very slowly and I just felt like everyone was trying to make themself seem awesome or at least not as stupid as they looked, but it built up to a very good ending and turned out to be quite interesting...if not for the story, then for the filmmaking
na Grimsrud
72
T3
na Zeboim
20
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Fake and plodding.
na Parexus2
76
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na JJ1986
60
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na Soulmate
69
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na thebalkabaa
80
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na anonconmatt
6
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na cambel
77
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na denizozdag
80
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na muratkrks
77
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na AaronMartin
88
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na doctorjay
87
T5
na Cerebrus
80
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na damil
80
T9
It ended up being a whole lot more interesting and messed up than I anticipated. I enjoyed watching it a lot. It was very compelling and even nerve-wracking. It’s a pretty insane story, and it’s hard to believe it’s true. The film was very well-made, with great editing and effective use of dramatisations. I definitely recommend this.
na robixsmash
80
T9
na freakazoid
74
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na Allynhi
60
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na MrsEmmaPeel
88
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na omeraksy
75
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na token_kiwi
90
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na OzGrenouille
89
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na boao
80
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na Serok Sartre
60
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na clovicek
89
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na KMcNeil
6
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na !Marx
74
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na Obdurate
92
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Knowing nothing about the real case I didn't know what to expect. I liked the premise and wanted to see what came from it. Turns out this is a pretty complex docu-thriller, and not what I thought at all. It draws you into the world of a pathological liar/identity theft, goes from being a gripping tale of a family and loss to a true-crime movie. Like his identity, you're left wondering what the truth is in all of this, what happened to Nicholas?
na tom_dl
63
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na aylakadam
85
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na emrah
78
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na roonay3k
72
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na pisser
65
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na TMDaines
90
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na rumbleduke
83
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na DLawrence
82
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na pasnouma
60
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na BlancaRosa
50
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na redfrost
50
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na Merc
65
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na bones_r
80
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na setsuko
80
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na M.Robitussin
88
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i wasn't crazy about the reliance on reenactments but this was still a cool story.
na mvsilva
90
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na meliorism
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na emree
80
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na fahasch
95
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na Whiggles
8
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na NhanLa
70
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na rannydoscoe
75
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na Hylian
76
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na ajdm
20
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na pup
8
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na doddsinator
10
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na dsjoerdsma
75
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na sakuragirl
82
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na guyeverton
87
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na chemical404
66
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DON'T READ ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FILM BEFORE WATCHING IT. This is really good life-stranger-than-fiction documentary that never ceases to surprise you. Somewhat similar to last years Catfish it sports a different, more serious tone and style. In the end, it doesn't go beyond interesting story well told, but there aren't too made of those to look this film over.
na Mattam
67
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na screamin_p
85
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na Strangeluv
76
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na rainingest
90
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na Ric
60
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Made me feel a bit queasy, with not much cinematic reward to show for it
na tradingair
8
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na kyle.loomis
8
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na RotciV
75
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na sengir
81
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na rockway
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na csidle
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