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Imaginary Heroes Reviews

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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
November 21, 2005
Dan Harris e suas criações habitam um universo repleto de incidentes absolutamente artificiais e de clichês risíveis.
| Original Score: 1/5
July 5, 2005
It's unusual and faintly disturbing to see Jeff Daniels play such an unlikeable character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
May 13, 2005
Sigourney Weaver is magnificent in Imaginary Heroes ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2005
Harris cannot justify this family of misfits contrived for the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
April 1, 2005
Stumbling between failed comedy and stilted drama, Imaginary Heroes never finds a convincing tone.
April 1, 2005
Writer-director Dan Harris ... runs Tim and the Travises through the dysfunctional-family checklist.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 21, 2005
Sigourney Weaver gives a terrific performance in this impressive film.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
Weaver pretty much keeps Imaginary Heroes aloft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2005
...chisel away the superfluous, and there is a very fine movie here.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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