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Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) (2006)



Average Rating: 2.6/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 9

A weird, misfiring, Norwegian animated mess of a film. Unsure of who its target audience is, it misses every target.

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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1

A weird, misfiring, Norwegian animated mess of a film. Unsure of who its target audience is, it misses every target.



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A drug-addled elephant is on the run from people who either want to help him or kill him in this dark computer-animated comedy that is decidedly not for children. Jimmy is a performing elephant who travels with a third-rate Russian circus run by ringmaster Stromowski (voice of Jim Broadbent). Jimmy's minder is a sleazy American expatriate, Roy Arnie (voice of Woody Harrelson), who keeps the nervous beast pacified with regular doses of heroin. Roy has also hidden a large stash of the drug under


Drama, Animation, Comedy

Christopher Nielsen, Simon Pegg

Columbia TriStar



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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (9) | DVD (1)

This adult-orientated, computer-generated animation isn't an especially successful outing but still serves as an impressive antidote to the Disney-Pixar norm.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Pic could be too dark, dirty and insufficiently funny to achieve more than cult success.

May 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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Norway may be wonderful for many things but feature-length animation currently isn't one of them.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

Deeply unhinged, deeply awful.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Free Jimmy is a sledgehammer Norwegian animation that metes out all manner of cruelty to dumb animals, not least the ones in the audience.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian

They say an elephant never forgets. But even the most anally-retentive pachyderm would be desperate to banish this misfiring mess to the darkest reaches of memory.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

You would expect at least a spark of wit. But no, there's nothing.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

The brief relationship that the escaped elephant forms with a resourceful moose is oddly touching, but the fatuities surrounding it ensure that any deeper involvement is unlikely.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Independent

But the characters don't add to the conception. Nor does the basic animation.

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Audience Reviews for Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

CGI animted adult adult rated movie. The jokes are funny enough but with a sinister and often pointless punchline. The undertone of the movie is built up around drug use and trafficking, inside an Elephants tummy to say the least. I didnt watch this movie with much expectation and left with less, but for some this movie will be cult comedy.
December 15, 2010

Super Reviewer

Really weird and not my kind of movie at all, despite the fact that it has actors like Woody Harrelson and Kyle McLachlan doing the voice-overs. As for the many reasons of why I didn't like it, I'm not quite sure where to begin, but for one thing, the animation is pretty crappy and a real mess. They're jerky, stiff and about as far away from Pixar and DreamWorks as you can come. Not to mention the ugly character design, which felt like needles to the eyes. Overall, however, I'd say it's an okay film. Nothing I'd recommend, but not so bad that it's unbearable to watch.
August 17, 2009
Mike S

Super Reviewer

A dark and tragic animated comedy. The bleak humour I found to be quite funny, and the whole grim outlook turns animatd films upside down. This is certainly part crime film, reminiscent of Lock,Stock...but with an elephant thrown in. The animation is beautiful, looking unlike mainstream CGI and looking more akin to stop-motion. It's a bit slow to get started and a lot of the dialogue has been heard before, but for scenes such as that with the moose and Jimmy you wont find more emotional or exceptional animation anywhere.
September 5, 2007

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