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Based on 5 Reviews
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  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is fresh and funny, but it is also meandering, at times vague and defiantly uncommercial. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    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. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

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

  • 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. show more

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