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Based on 32 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What the movie damagingly lacks is a personality of its own. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Reveals essential truthfulness about families. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Everyone is touched by sadness or hobbled by self-deception, and everyone is interesting, even moving, to watch until the drama slowly suffocates beneath the weight of its revelations. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The gift of Imaginary Heroes is getting to know these anything-but-ordinary people. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In this story of suburban teenage angst, the parents are weird and often cliché to the point of incomprehension, as if seen through the prism of ... a 25-year-old. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A sharply observed tragicomedy that draws laughter as genuinely as it coaxes tears, the nicely paced film tempers its themes of loss and sorrow with a cynically witty edge and is graced by a perfectly pitched Sigourney Weaver performance. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Superbly acted. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The characters deserve a better movie, but they get a pretty good one. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Good in many ways, full of talent and intelligence, and marks the debut of a promising young American writer-director, Dan Harris. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    Has all the makings of another "Ice Storm" -- family tension, teen experimentation, friendly neighborhood wife-swapping and a death in the family -- but falls short in its execution. show more

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