Weird and not in a good way
- The Imposter review by CP Customer
I'm sorry but I didn't get this at all. It is told entirely in a documentary style which is fair enough, but its just not done in an engaging way or in a way that encourages you to build any connection with the characters. I'm sure that it is a extraordinary story but I was very soon fast forwarding so can't say for sure.
3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
A fascinating DOCUMENTARY about an imposter claiming to be a disappeared kid in the USA
- The Imposter review by PV
I do not usually watch documentaries but got this out as it looked fascinating and it is.
All about identity and who we pretend to be, the roles we play, what we choose to believe and what is or may be true or false, and who may or may not be telling the truth, or sociopaths or even psychopaths.
Also all about a massively messed up American family which, as the 'imposter' says himself, is not the USA of tall buildings and busy cities he was expecting to see and what is always shown in Hollywood movies. That flyover state America of malls and debt and wooden houses and wasteland is the real America for many.
This whole story may pan out more in future decades if more evidence is uncovered - which may or may nor happen. No spoilers but I know what I think happened...
I would have liked a little more information about what 'the imposter' is doing now at the end BUT the documentary got a scoop anyway by interviewing him so much.
I just do not understand another reviewer;'s 1 star score and the claim it is in a 'documentary style' - did they really think it was a feature film mockumentary? This is a DOCUMENTARY about real events with real people.
4 stars. A decent watch and a fascinating almost incredible story. But true.
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.