The ImposterFilmmaker Bart Layton chronicles the tale of Frederic Bourdin, a con artist who seemingly tricked a Texas family into believing that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.
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Critic Reviews of "The Imposter"
Globe and MailOctober 12, 2012
In the annals of forged identity flicks, this is a towering Everest, dwarfing the deceivers in the likes of Catch Me If You Can and F for Fake.
Toronto StarOctober 11, 2012
This is edge-of-your-seat stuff and the difficulty is in the telling of the tale. To give any of this film away is a crime. You simply have to see it for yourself.
Miami HeraldSeptember 13, 2012
The most fascinating aspect of the movie is why the missing boy's family believed the imposter's story.
Chicago ReaderAugust 31, 2012
You may begin to wonder if you aren't being conned by the movie yourself.
St. Louis Post-DispatchAugust 24, 2012
"The Imposter" is one of the best films of the year.
Time OutAugust 21, 2012
You couldn't make this stuff up - and no one would buy it as fiction. But as a documentary, it's a different matter.
Las Vegas CityLifeApril 21, 2013
Credit director Bart Layton for taking a subject that appears barely capable of propping up hour-long, true-crime cable programming and turning it into compelling, full-length documentary.
Concrete PlaygroundMarch 08, 2013
The Imposter at every stage reveals another layer of the bizarreness of which human beings are capable.
Urban CinefileFebruary 16, 2013
The Imposter has many lessons; for the rest of us, it reinforces the golden rule: never assume anything about anyone
ReelTalk Movie ReviewsJanuary 18, 2013
The film looks like many a television crime series, and is as manipulative. With no disclaimer or separation, its method screams that this is full honest fact.
Flicks.co.nzJanuary 07, 2013
Few films in the past year have matched the narrative cunning of Bart Layton's captivating true-crime documentary...
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