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    The Imposter

    Filmmaker 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 Mail

    October 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 Star

    October 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 Herald

    September 13, 2012

    The most fascinating aspect of the movie is why the missing boy's family believed the imposter's story.

    Chicago Reader

    August 31, 2012

    You may begin to wonder if you aren't being conned by the movie yourself.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    August 24, 2012

    "The Imposter" is one of the best films of the year.

    Time Out

    August 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 CityLife

    April 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 Playground

    March 08, 2013

    The Imposter at every stage reveals another layer of the bizarreness of which human beings are capable.

    Urban Cinefile

    February 16, 2013

    The Imposter has many lessons; for the rest of us, it reinforces the golden rule: never assume anything about anyone

    ReelTalk Movie Reviews

    January 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.


    January 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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