• Released
  • April 15, 2011
  • (Limited 4/15)
  • NR , 1 hr 31 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Suspense/Thriller
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91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The first-time director's refreshingly credible portrait of a boho character with Middle Eastern origins rectifies the aforementioned canonical gap in a witty, naturalistic generational snapshot.
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67

The A.V. Club

The film is ultimately more interesting than engaging; Durra doesn't yet have a grasp of the simultaneous warmth and needle-sharp satirical sense that infuse Stillman's films.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is fresh and funny, but it is also meandering, at times vague and defiantly uncommercial.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
If The Imperialists Are Still Alive! doesn't go much of anywhere despite its peripatetic characters, that stasis seems intentional.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Godardian title not withstanding, Zeina Durra's not-uninteresting slice of the downtown Manhattan demimonde is too concerned with being cool to work up much in the way of political outrage, much less narrative drive.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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