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  • Summary: Impolex tells the story of Tyrone S., a United States soldier in Operation Paperclip, the mission to locate and retrieve German rockets and rocket science after the end of World War II. Tyrone is tasked with finding what he believes are the last V-2’s. Lost in the woods of an undefined European country, people from Tyrone’s past begin to appear in unusual ways, bearing strange tidings. A loved one he abandoned for the war is especially prominent in Tyrone’s journey, as is a fellow soldier and a mysterious man with tidings of the present and the future that are not yet known to Tyrone. (Impolex Productions) Collapse
  • Director: Alex Ross Perry
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, History, Comedy, War
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 73 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Jul 12, 2011
    It lulls us into its reckless passivity to the point that even the comedic duds possess a languid hint of funny.
  2. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jul 14, 2011
    Mr. Perry, a New York University graduate whose second feature, "The Color Wheel," provoked passion and puzzlement at several festivals, has a natural eye, an offbeat sense of rhythm and no great interest in conventional storytelling. This is both intriguing and a bit tiresome, as Tyrone stumbles and mumbles his way through a series of inscrutable encounters.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Jul 12, 2011
    Can only be appreciated if you don't let guileless amateurishness, or chronic mumbling, ruin your evening.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jul 13, 2011
    Reveling in its provocative absurdity, Impolex is a madly uncommercial head-scratcher that will strike a dream-logic chord in some viewers and leave others in a "My kid could do better than that" mood.