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Imperial Dreams Image
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Chase Whale
    Jan 26, 2014
    83
    It’s a heartwarming story of a father and son bonding, one which highlights that nothing is more powerful than family.
  2. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Jan 26, 2014
    80
    Even in moments that don’t ring entirely true, Boyega’s grounded performance keeps the film headed in the right direction.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Jan 26, 2014
    70
    Vitthal realizes the virtues of keeping things simple, minimizing the complexity of shots and editing to keep the focus on the characters, which constitute the strongest component of the film.
  4. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Jan 26, 2014
    40
    Vitthal's film is full of heart, but overly ambitious. He could have made it easy on himself and steered us down a much more familiar route. Instead he delivers a moralistic story that's pure in its intention and a real slog to watch.