Free Jimmy

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

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Movie Info

An eclectic group of people tries to free an elephant.

Cast

Woody Harrelson
as Roy Arnie (English language version)
Jan Saelid
as Roy Arnie (Norwegian language version)
Simon Pegg
as Odd (English language version)
Anders T. Andersen
as Odd (Norwegian language version)
Phil Daniels
as Gaz (English language version)
Egil Birkeland
as Geir (Norwegian language version)
Jay Simpson
as Flea (English language version)
Terje Rangnes
as Kaelle (Norwegian language version)
Kyle MacLachlan
as Marius (English language version)
Kristopher Schau
as Marius (Norwegian language version)
Tinken Laurantzon
as Bettina (Norwegian language version)
Emilia Fox
as Bettina (English language version)
Janne Ronningen
as Lise (Norwegian language version)
Lisa Maxwell
as Lise (English language version)
Samantha Morton
as Sonia (English language version)
Kristin Skogheim
as Sonja (Norwegian language version)
Kris Marshall
as Erik (English language version)
Are Sende Osen
as Eirik (Norwegian language version)
Mikael Holmberg
as Stromowskij (Norwegian language version)
Jim Broadbent
as Stromowskij (English language version)
Klaus Joachim Sonstad
as Hold Brillan/Tarjei (Norwegian language version)
James Cosmo
as HudMaSpecs (English language version)
David Tennant
as Hamish (English language version)
Douglas Henshall
as Eddie (English language version)
Mikal Gaup
as Mattis/Ante/Jakki (Norwegian language version)
Reece Shearsmith
as Ante (English language version)
Mark Gatiss
as Jacki (English language version)
Steve Pemberton
as Mattis (English language version)
Megan Dodds
as Claire (English and Norwegian language versions)
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Critic Reviews for Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (9)

  • 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 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Deeply unhinged, deeply awful.

    October 17, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
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  • 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 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • But the characters don't add to the conception. Nor does the basic animation.

    October 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5
  • Pic could be too dark, dirty and insufficiently funny to achieve more than cult success.

    May 30, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

  • Dec 15, 2010
    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.
    Alexander W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2008
    What in the hell was this?.,......absolute mince immafraid. I had hoped for much more mand was seriously dissappointed.....you might not be but then again.......................
    Barry L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2008
    Jimmy is a doped up elephant, working in a shady russian circus. Only keept alive by constant feeding of uppers and downers. Then all of a suden everybody is looking for Jimmy. Five straight-edge vegans, four junkies and four hunters. Even the Lappish Mafia is out to get poor Jimmy. All set in Norway. I would recomend the dubbed version with Woody Harrelson and Simon Pegg.
    The M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2007
    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.
    Mike S Super Reviewer

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