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We survey the Imperium Reviews where Daniel Radcliffe role in the stark film is analysed. Here he is an FBI agent going undercover into the world of neo-Nazis.

The movie will have a limited release in theatres but will also be available ‘On Demand’.

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Imperium (2016) – Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe) ©2016 Lionsgate Premiere

New York Times

Imperium review by Neil Genzlinger

In the child-friendly Harry Potter films, Harry was perpetually doing battle against the wizarding world’s version of racism… The difference is that in Imperium his character, Nate Foster, doesn’t have magic to fall back on.

The film feel more like a red-meat orgy than the psychological study it might have been. Nate’s… inner turmoil takes a back seat. The movie works just fine as a straight forward thriller, though.

Rating: 4 Stars, from our reading of the review Full Review

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Imperium (2016) – Roy (Seth Numrich) and Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe) ©2016 Lionsgate Premiere

Chicago SunTimes

Imperium review by Richard Roeper

If ever there were an inkling Daniel Radcliffe might fall victim to Harry Potter and the Curse of the Post-Blockbuster Franchise Career, said inkling never had a chance.

On a number of occasions, it appears as if Nate will be found out. Each time, the screenplay and the actors take us to a place we find credible — and not always predictable. Imperium is a well-spun, tight thriller, thanks in no small part to Radcliffe’s excellent, sharply focused performance.

Rating: 4.5 stars, converted from their rating of 3.5/4 Full Review

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Imperium (2016) – Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette) ©2016 Lionsgate Premiere

Los Angeles Times

Imperium review by Gary Goldstein

Daniel Radcliffe dives into yet another Harry Potter-erasing role in Imperium, a chilling, surprisingly effective crime thriller involving white supremacy.

Encouraged by his brash supervisor (an excellent Toni Collette), Nate shaves his head and goes undercover to infiltrate a crisscross of potentially lethal racists and neo-Nazis.

Fine photography by veteran Bobby Bukowski and an impressively dimensional script by writer-director Daniel Ragussis help make this one a cut above.

Rating: 4 stars, from our reading of the review Full Review

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Imperium (2016) – Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe) and Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette) ©2016 Lionsgate Premiere

Hollywood Reporter

Imperium review by Frank Scheck

[Daniel] Radcliffe stretches his acting muscles in a suspenseful if familiar-feeling thriller.

It’s Radcliffe, sporting an impeccable American accent, who carries the film on his slim shoulders. Revealing the same career adventurousness seen in recent bold choices. The young actor is very effectively putting his Harry Potter days behind him.

Rating: 4 Stars, from our reading of the review Full Review

Imperium Theatrical release dates

  • US and Canada: August 19th 2016
  • UK: September 16th 2016