Imaginary Heroes Synopsis
A family denies their dysfunction in favor of living a bad dream.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Superbly acted.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A sharply observed tragicomedy that draws laughter as genuinely as it coaxes tears, the nicely paced film tempers its themes of loss and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Reveals essential truthfulness about families.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The characters deserve a better movie, but they get a pretty good one.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Everyone is touched by sadness or hobbled by self-deception, and everyone is interesting, even moving, to watch until the drama slowly...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In this story of suburban teenage angst, the parents are weird and often cliché to the point of incomprehension, as if seen through the...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The gift of Imaginary Heroes is getting to know these anything-but-ordinary people.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Weaver's randy, impatient, very funny performance is the main reason to see Imaginary Heroes.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What the movie damagingly lacks is a personality of its own.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Nothing in Imaginary Heroes rings true, least of all a plot that lightly combines domestic abuse, adulterous pregnancy, teen bisexuality,...
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Rated R | For Sexual Content, Language, Some Violence and Substance Abuse