Imperium

Imperium

DVD - 2016
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Inspired by real events. When a radical white supremacy terrorist group steals toxic materials in order to build a dirty bomb, FBI Agent Nate Foster 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?

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steresem
Oct 19, 2017

Based on the ratings, this is a movie you either love or hate. I loved it. Radcliffe is so far form Harry Potter these days it's insulting that people continue to slot him in that role. I thought he shined as an undercover agent. There were moments of real tension and the possibility of being discovered (if you possess an ounce of empathy, that is). I recommend this movie.

Franln Sep 29, 2017

The most terrifying thing about this movie is how accurate it is. The white supremacist movement is on the rise.

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Blaine_the_mono
Sep 08, 2017

Wasn't bad, but missed out on more potential. Large number of players in the plot, and yet they all just seemed to be written out of the script with little fanfare.

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graybear3
Jul 02, 2017

If you have no idea what the alt-right movement is, this will give you a little introduction. It's not just skinheads, the KKK, and neo-Nazis. We thought Radcliffe did a pretty decent job with the role, as he tries to branch out from the "Harry Potter" role he is pegged into. Be sure to watch the very short featurette in the bonus material (It has the real agent that the story is based on).

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Onewhoissaved
Apr 27, 2017

Imperium suffers from delirium. It's Harry Potter becomes an FBI agent. Daniel Radcliffe looks smaller than the women, let alone being with real adult men. Radcliffe is as stupid looking as when Hollywood put Sean Penn into a policemen's uniform. Why does Hollywood think writing in a plethora of 'f' words will convince me that these are rough people? But I can't stop the nerds from thinking they belong in the real world of white supremacists, people who beat others up for no rational reason. Daniel Radcliffe will never grow up to looking like a man you have to worry about. The jacket says the movie is inspired by real events. I really couldn't sit through more than 15 minutes of this crap!

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Mar 15, 2017

Did not think much of this one and Daniel Radcliffe performance was pathetic. This is not his type of role.

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voisjoe1_0
Mar 06, 2017

FBI agent infiltrates white nationalist organizations to expose terrorist plot. We get a feel for the danger the FBI agents may face if they get exposed.

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jimg2000
Feb 25, 2017

Watched the whole movie hoping for a better turn of events but disappointed to the very end. Based on a real undercover job, the story was just unconvincing, and that the tense moments were resolved too easily with nothing but wordy bluffs. Not entirely a bad film, just unexpectedly dull. The interview with the FBI agent Michael German who inspired the film in "special features" was a better watch than the movie itself. Read a similar interview in "Summary."

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hammer59
Feb 19, 2017

Difficult but important film. Tackles the ugliness of the white supremacy movement in America. These ignorant tools are capable of the Oklahoma City bombing and use events like Waco and Ruby Ridge to advance their fascist evil diatribe. Their ilk has elected Trump.

Based on a true experience (broadly) of an actual under cover FBI agent who is interviewed in the special features. Ignore this at your own peril.

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21221018293347
Dec 11, 2016

I was looking forward to Daniel Radcliffe, whom I think is a brilliant actor. But, once I got the disc I was not ready to watch the substance of the film.

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jimg2000
Feb 25, 2017

Michael German went undercover with white supremacists for a year and with right-wing militants for another eight months and now he wants to set some things straight.

http://www.laweekly.com/film/fbi-agent-michael-german-taught-hollywood-how-to-get-counterterrorism-right-7244235

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jimg2000
Feb 25, 2017

We've got hours of him talking about waging jihad and killing children.
-Right, but talking, though, sir,
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What do you know about Timothy McVeigh?
-Ah... he was some kind of lone extremist... in a militia?
Don't be an asshole who bullshits questions you don't know the answer to. Here. Timothy McVeigh was a decorated Gulf war veteran. He was not insane; He was not a lunatic; And he was not stupid. He was a white supremacist, following a plan.
-What plan?
A plan from a book called the Turner diaries. It's about a "race war" to exterminate blacks, Jews, and "mud people."
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For evil to triumph, it only takes good men... to do nothing.
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Because when it comes down to it, there really is only one essential ingredient to fascism.
- It's victimhood.
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I blamed those black kids, and I blamed this school, I blamed the cops; I blamed everybody. I was gonna hurt everyone else the way they hurt me.

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