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THR Review: 'The Imposter': Sundance Film

Documentary seems an inadequate term to describe Bart Layton's densely plotted true-crime thriller, which mixes interviews with dramatizations to tell the gripping story of a 23-year-old French-Algerian who assumed the identity of a Texan teenager.

A mesmerizing psychological thriller bulging with twists, turns, nasty insinuations and shocking revelations that might have leapt from the pages of a Patricia Highsmith novel, The Imposter is all the more astonishing because it actually happened. British director Bart Layton masterfully blends traditional documentary with dramatic reconstructions in this striking true-crime account of the mind-blowing exploits of a serial identity thief.

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alycakes3432d ago

This is suppose to be a documentary but is done more like a dramatic thriller...a movie based on fact. It sounds very interesting. I guess it's similar to The Great Imposter but this is based on a teenager that was clever enough to pull off replacing someone that disappeared here in Texas and became that person for a while.

Very interesting...I think I'd like to see this because being from Texas, I had never heard of this.