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The unsettling Imperium boasts troublingly timely themes and a talented cast led by Daniel Radcliffe as an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a ring of white supremacists. Read critic reviews

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An idealistic FBI agent (Daniel Radcliffe) goes under cover to infiltrate a white supremacist group that's plotting an act of terror.

Cast & Crew

Toni Collette
Angela Zampino
Tracy Letts
Dallas Wolf
Sam Trammell
Gerry Conrad
Nestor Carbonell
Tom Hernandez
Chris Sullivan
Andrew Blackwell
Pawel Szajda
Vince Sargent
Daniel Ragussis
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Ty Walker
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Simon Taufique
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Dennis Lee
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Warren T. Goz
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Eric Gold
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Jeff Elliott
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Chad Moore
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Critic Reviews for Imperium

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (62) | Rotten (11)

  • It seems unnervingly accurate for anxious times.

    September 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As the baddies get nicer - or at least quieter - the plot slackens and Ragussis plods his way through a transparent three-act structure towards a less-than-thrilling denouement.

    September 30, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • In the end, Imperium is fairly gripping entertainment that overcomes its faults. It brings nothing new to the table. But chalk up another unlikely win for Radcliffe.

    September 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The most memorable scenes come from True Blood's Sam Trammell as a warm, cultured family man who explains his racial hatred in a matter-of-fact manner: particularly chilling in the current political climate.

    September 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Daniel Radcliffe gives an assured turn as Nate, a nerdy FBI agent who is persuaded to go undercover to infiltrate a community of neo-Nazis.

    September 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Daniel Ragussis's direction is clunky -- endless news montages of Hitler fans, Ku Klux Klansmen and skinheads marching the streets do little to build the story.

    September 23, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Imperium

  • Apr 05, 2017
    Daniel Radcliffe surprises with his intense performance as an FBI agent gone undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group. The story staggers at times, but this is a timely topic given the rise of these terror groups. Recommended.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2017
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2016
    After Kill Your Darlings, What If and Horns, Daniel Radcliffe continues to impress in his post-Harry Potter career, with a nuanced, layered turn as an undercover FBI operative tasked to infiltrate a neo-Nazi group. The film itself is slightly less than the sum of its lead and co-lead's (a reliably brilliant Toni Collette) fine work. But there are some wonderfully tense moments, and a genuinely superb and unexpectedly simple ending.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2016
    With strong performances by Collette and Radcliffe (even if Radcliffe is uneven at times), "Imperium" is a well paced and nuanced thriller set in the milieu of white separatist domestic terrorism. The tale is utterly chilling and well worth watching.
    Christian C Super Reviewer

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