Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri) (2006)

Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

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


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Animation, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Nielsen, Simon Pegg
In Theaters:
Runtime:
Columbia TriStar

Cast


as Roy Arnie (English l...

as Roy Arnie (Norwegian...

as Odd (English languag...

as Odd (Norwegian langu...

as Gaz (English languag...

as Geir (Norwegian lang...

as Flea (English langua...

as Kaelle (Norwegian la...

as Marius (English lang...

as Marius (Norwegian la...

as Bettina (Norwegian l...

as Bettina (English lan...

as Lise (Norwegian lang...

as Lise (English langua...

as Sonia (English langu...

as Sonja (Norwegian lan...

as Erik (English langua...

as Eirik (Norwegian lan...

as Stromowskij (Norwegi...

as Stromowskij (English...

as Hold Brillan/Tarjei ...

as HudMaSpecs (English ...

as Hamish (English lang...

as Eddie (English langu...

as Mattis/Ante/Jakki (N...

as Ante (English langua...

as Jacki (English langu...

as Mattis (English lang...

as Claire (English and ...
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Critic Reviews for Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Pic could be too dark, dirty and insufficiently funny to achieve more than cult success.

Full Review… | May 30, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Norway may be wonderful for many things but feature-length animation currently isn't one of them.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008

Deeply unhinged, deeply awful.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

½

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.

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Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

½

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.

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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.

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Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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