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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Radcliffe stars in disturbing white supremacy thriller.

Movie R 2016 109 minutes
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The cigarette that was never smoked!!

10 mins 20 secs into the movie Toni Collette has a full cigarette in her hand...25 seconds later with no puffing it is nearly finished...ok...maybe I am OCD...but these mistakes bug me...attention to detail please...make sure you edit properly!!

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Daniel Ragussis' debut feature is better at being suspenseful than it is at being socially relevant; but at the same time, it has moments in which it terrifies and inspires despair and dread. Radcliffe is the key to everything working. He's shown to be the antithesis of a traditional tough guy, smaller than everyone else, a lover of classical music, and in need of glasses. His performance as an undercover agent is slightly desperate and panicked, but his nice-guy quality is disarming; one skinhead punk remarks, disbelieving, that, "everyone likes you."

Whenever the plot of Imperium jumps too quickly or skips a step, it's Radcliffe who glues it all back together. Trammell is also surprisingly effective as a deeply thoughtful white supremacist, the scariest of the bunch because he's so soft-spoken and unhurried. Rounding out the story's corners, Collette and Letts are equally great, and the cast members all work together to nail down the volatile yet simplistic story.

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