- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2002 1 Jan
This year's first sci-fi adventure suggests that genetics might have more to say about who we are than what we do. Based on a Phillip K. Dick short story,
Michael Elliott says the movie "has the feel of an idea to which much 'filler' has been added in order to extend its running time. Director Gary Fleder seems to mistake poor lighting for 'atmosphere' and tries to build tension/excitement through shoddy camerawork. The most interesting element to the film is only touched upon briefly and thereafter discarded, never to be revisited. That is, namely, the question of what it is to be human."
Bob Smithouser (Focus on the Family) says it "gets tedious. If only
The USCC calls it "unremarkable … overwrought … awash in murky lighting, dizzying jump-cuts and pointless chase scenes."
Paul Bicking (Preview) says, "Similar to
Douglas Downs (Christian Spotlight on the Movies) writes, "I know that Phillip K. Dick has been the inspiration behind other popular sci-fi flicks like