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Impostor

This adaptation by many hands of a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, directed by Gary Fleder, begins promisingly but deteriorates into standard-issue action, and even the shock ending isn't as shocking as it wants to be. In the year 2079, with the earth at war with extraterrestrials for over a decade, a government scientist (Gary Sinise) is accused of being an alien robot spy programmed to explode; the hunt for him lasts most of this movie's 95 minutes. The setting is etched in economically and effectively, but the suspense, effective at first, is stretched to the point of monotony. With Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Tony Shalhoub.

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