The Imposter

by on February 10th, 2013
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I love true crime. “The Imposter,” a documentary by Bart Layton, is a true crime story that’s hard to believe. It’s about the disappearance of Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old boy from San Antonio, in 1994. He’s found alive in Spain three and a half years later. His sister jumps on a plane to bring him home, but is this boy really Nicholas?

We, the audience, know that it’s not Nicholas. The man impersonating him looks vaguely like Nicholas, but how are the boy’s family members being fooled? There’s a palpable tension as to why the family doesn’t notice that there’s now a stranger living in their home. Soon a private investigator takes interest and this hard to swallow story takes a chilling turn… I recommend “The Imposter” to anyone who enjoys true crime or a good documentary.

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