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

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An eclectic group of people tries to free an elephant.

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Critic Reviews for Free Jimmy

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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    October 23, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Norway may be wonderful for many things but feature-length animation currently isn't one of them.

    October 17, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Free Jimmy

  • 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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