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About the Movie
Inspired by real events. When extremists steal devastatingly toxic materials in order to build a dirty bomb, FBI Agent Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter franchise), with help from Agent Zamparo (Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense), goes undercover in order to infiltrate their shadowy underworld. But can Nate find the group's leader — and the bomb — before his cover is blown?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 58
- Fresh: 48
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Images of white Americans excoriating other races and giving the Nazi salute have long been a surefire way to get moviegoers' blood boiling, and Mr. Ragussis pushes that button relentlessly, as if illuminating this world for the first time.
Fresh: Subtlety is not Imperium's strength. But as a solid thriller, it's far more successful, and Radcliffe is brilliant as the quick-on-his-feet agent.
Fresh: More entertaining than it ought to be ...
Rotten: As the baddies get nicer - or at least quieter - the plot slackens and Ragussis plods his way through a transparent three-act structure towards a less-than-thrilling denouement.
The one essential element of fascism is...
Victimhood? Oh wait, that's the essential element of every ideology ever. An ideology wouldn't be established if it weren't in the name of some wrong being righted. It's a lame punchline to a lame movie. The film is rife with bad-to-awkward dialogue and stilted acting.
If you're interested in a thoughtful and genuinely good story about neo-Nazi infiltration, check out The Believer (2001, Gosling).
A Thinking Woman's Thriller
I saw this at a preview screening & wanted to see it again so I rented it. So relevant. We are at a moment where for better or worse people are saying what they feel about race and acting on it. This is Daniel Radcliffe at his BEST under great direction and surrounded by a fantastic cast, especially Sam Trammel & Chris Sullivan. Definitely see.
Very good movie, on many layers...
I enjoyed this move a lot, due to the depth of the characters, the cultural refernces (that make you want to know more), the acting and the structure..
Daniel Radcliffe is convincing, its one of those movies, where you just forget that he was Potter (and that says a lot).