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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: William Underhill
    70
    Harris leavens the familiar suburban angst with dark humor, rich characterizations and a terrific cast.
  2. Good in many ways, full of talent and intelligence, and marks the debut of a promising young American writer-director, Dan Harris.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    60
    The film sways awkwardly back and forth between prickly humor and pathos, rarely ringing true in either register.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Weaver's randy, impatient, very funny performance is the main reason to see Imaginary Heroes.
  5. Weaver was half-heartedly pushed as an underdog Oscar choice. If the film was worthy of her performance, Weaver may have had a shot.
  6. Nothing in Imaginary Heroes rings true, least of all a plot that lightly combines domestic abuse, adulterous pregnancy, teen bisexuality, job abandonment, and a possible case of Mysterious Movie Disease. These are not ordinary people. Or real ones.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13

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