Jim (2010)


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Being steadily crushed under the weight of debt, unemployment, and increasing isolation, Jim reaches a breaking point. Over a game of solitary Russian roulette he contemplates an unspeakable act of violence as a way of leaving his mark. He is stopped short by a vision of his deceased wife who convinces him that he should instead focus his remaining resources into an act of creation. Armed with his wife's frozen eggs and a new resolve, Jim secures the services of a large biotech firm to help him create an heir who will be engineered to overcome the obstacles of common men.

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Critic Reviews for Jim

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

Morris-Burke does deserve applause for what he has accomplished technically on a shoestring budget. His location scout is a hero. But the over-complicated, under-emotional Jim's reach ultimately exceeds its grasp.

Oct 14, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A fatally unwieldy construct of naturalistic drama and cataclysmic sci-fi.

Oct 13, 2010
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Thematically ambitious but poorly executed sci-fi tale.

Oct 11, 2010 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, each narrative strand is so packed with straight-out-of-writing-class dialogue that the film feels longer than its hour-and-46-minute running time.

Oct 8, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Morris-Burke's ambitions outweigh his uneven execution -- some performers are better than others, the effects work is highly variable -- but there's undeniable talent in every frame.

Oct 6, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Though one senses that the movie in Morris-Burkes head makes more sense than the movie onscreen, his technical virtuosity and thematic ambition mark him as a filmmaker of promise.

Oct 5, 2010 | Full Review…

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