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Imaginary Heroes Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 2, 2009
Sigourney Weaver is impeccable as a distraught mother who resorts to pot to barricade her emotions in writer/director Dan Harris' diamond-sharp treatise on American family dysfunction that makes "The Ice Storm" look like a walk in the park.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 21, 2005
Dan Harris e suas criações habitam um universo repleto de incidentes absolutamente artificiais e de clichês risíveis.
| Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 5, 2005
It's unusual and faintly disturbing to see Jeff Daniels play such an unlikeable character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 4, 2005
Especially forceful performances make it well worth watching, even if it becomes a bit too much at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
June 3, 2005
A "personal" sort of story that might just hit you like a ton of bricks. Me? Not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
May 27, 2005
Sigourney Weaver stands out as the heart of Imaginary Heroes, a depiction of a troubled suburban family.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 18, 2005
Not a great movie, by any means, but it is an always-interesting one - even when it veers off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 13, 2005
Sigourney Weaver is magnificent in Imaginary Heroes ...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 14, 2005
Harris cannot justify this family of misfits contrived for the screen.
| Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
Writer-director Dan Harris' script is so disjointed that Heroes rambles for most of its nearly two-hours.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 7, 2005
With that much baggage, Tim doesn't need a loving family. He needs a Smarte Carte.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
April 1, 2005
Stumbling between failed comedy and stilted drama, Imaginary Heroes never finds a convincing tone.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 1, 2005
Writer-director Dan Harris ... runs Tim and the Travises through the dysfunctional-family checklist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
March 21, 2005
Sigourney Weaver gives a terrific performance in this impressive film.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 18, 2005
Although she comes across as bordering on insufferable, we are expected to understand that Sandy is the touchstone of honesty in the film because, like other American films of the Sundance variety, eccentricity signifies emotional authenticity.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 18, 2005
Weaver pretty much keeps Imaginary Heroes aloft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 18, 2005
If the film had been about Weaver rather than her family, Harris might have scripted an ending that represented a risky individual choice instead of a communal retreat.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 18, 2005
...chisel away the superfluous, and there is a very fine movie here.
| Original Score: B-
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 13, 2005
Has a third act that consists almost entirely of skeletons tumbling out of the closet, but Weaver's and Hirsch's flawless performances elevate the film above and beyond the ranks of 'Ordinary People' pastiches, and in the end it stands on its own merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 11, 2005
Failed ambition is still ambition. Imaginary Heroes may overreach, but it challenges us as it does. That's heroic in any filmmaker.
| Original Score: 3/5
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