No aliens. No firefights in space. No robots. Just an eerily attractive, sleekly costumed cast in a stylish, cooly intelligent throwback to the Twilight Zone
era of deeply serious
science fiction. Set in a near-future in which DNA
is destiny and custom genetic makeups are for sale -- say bye-bye birth defects, low IQs and cellulite -- it's about potential, performance and what it really means to have the right stuff. Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) is "natural born," a nearsighted "love child" with a weak heart and a burning
desire to join the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation's flight program. But evident intelligence and determination mean nothing in lig...