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Imaginary Heroes Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 3, 2004
Just too damn depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 9, 2005
It's not clear why this same movie is made over and over. The concept isn't exactly inspirational box office gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
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
Edward Douglas
February 18, 2005
Rewatching American Beauty or any season of "Six Feet Under" is far more satisfying
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 14, 2005
Everybody is so screwed up here that it just becomes relentlessly so.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 24, 2005
As exact a copy of Ordinary People as it could be without Mary Tyler Moore hanging around somewhere.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
February 17, 2005
While not a perfect film, the performances alone make Imaginary Heroes stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
December 17, 2004
the parents are really just a little too weird and the whole film is hard to warm up to.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Brian Marder
March 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Arthur Lazere
December 16, 2004
Emotional impact [is] lost in the mire of multiple motivations, less than fully realized characters, and tangential excursions.
Susan Granger
February 18, 2005
An unevenly melodramatic suburban survival tale
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 24, 2005
The questions are more interesting before Harris answers them in all-too- neat explanations that come off as a cheap, painless way to solve problems with much deeper roots.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
March 1, 2005
Tired dysfunctional family drama that speaks to grief and denial in unwieldy doses.
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 27, 2005
What the movie damagingly lacks is a personality of its own.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 20, 2005
Harris directs at a funereal pace that snuffs out his script's own wit, and only Weaver keeps the bitter laughs coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 24, 2005
Except for Weaver's surprisingly funny, bitter performance as the film's grieving, wise-cracking, pot-smoking mother, I didn't much like Heroes -- or rather, I admired part of it without getting much engaged or moved.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 25, 2005
Harris has made a movie that's not entirely credible. And at times, it seems as if he's doing emotional heavy lifting for which he hasn't properly trained.
| Original Score: C-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 4, 2005
Writer-director Dan Harris piles so many problems on top of a suburban family here that eventually both problems and characters lose impact and believability.
| Original Score: C
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 11, 2005
Conversations, by the way, need to be laconic, cynical and postmodern. Tears take their time, if they come at all.
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