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Jimmy P. Reviews

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David Denby
New Yorker
September 22, 2014
This intelligent movie becomes a gentle reproof of prejudice and ignorance, and I wish I could find some excitement in it.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 7, 2014
Honestly, it's hard to see why "Jimmy P." was ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 6, 2014
It may not always treat psychology with the sophistication it deserves, but it at least acknowledges that it's an imperfect method of personal understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 6, 2014
Avoiding the usual therapy-drama story beats, Desplechin has made a densely satisfying drama about Freud, racism, and sympathy in its largest sense.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2014
A fascinating cross-cultural experiment that eventually runs itself into the ground.
Tony Macklin
February 26, 2014
What grounds the film is the chemistry of the main performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine
February 21, 2014
In warming quite a lot to Jimmy P, it's possible that I've gravitated to what Desplechin's long-term admirers might regard as the wrong film.
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
February 20, 2014
The pain and sadness of Picard's life are perversely relegated to another time and place, one the film can only visit from the distance of his recollections. By the end, [Arnaud] Desplechin makes him known thoroughly, but not vividly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Matt Patches
IGN Movies
February 18, 2014
The fine lead performances by Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric are the highlights of the artfully crafted, fact-based drama Jimmy P., which tries (sometimes in vain) to make psychotherapy cinematically intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.7/10
Ty Landis
Movie Mezzanine
February 16, 2014
The sterile process that the film is fixated on is admirable, but Jimmy P. rarely gets at anything engrossing or interesting about its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Matt Zoller Seitz
February 14, 2014
The movie offers the most psychologically complex screen portrait of a Native American character in at least twenty years, probably more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 13, 2014
[A] ruminative, gentle and absorbing new film.
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February 13, 2014
Jimmy P. tells the more-or-less-true story of two men's friendship and one man's recovery. Beneath that, though, is a meditation on exile and lost identity in which very different people share remarkably similar circumstances.
Matt Prigge
February 13, 2014
It's mysteriously interesting, almost a Rorschach Test, with little details sprinkled throughout that we may or may not catch. It's open to your interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 13, 2014
Because it is so unabashedly Freudian, the movie also seems old-fashioned and often just dull.
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
February 13, 2014
Benicio Del Toro's sad, penetrating eyes loom heavy in this intellectually intriguing but sadly dull biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
February 13, 2014
Solid work from stars Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric lubricate the movie's hunt for understanding, but overlength tends to erase the effort's achievements in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
February 13, 2014
The film is nearly devoid of the sense of mystery and wonder that usually permeates Desplechin's work, and features only a meager handful of his signature expressionistic interludes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 12, 2014
'Tell a dream, lose a reader" is the Henry James advice that the makers of "Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian" should have heeded.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
February 6, 2014
The French director overcomes melodramatic tendencies in the early part of the movie to settle into something more subtle and interesting -- the tête-à-tête between two excellent actors fully inhabiting their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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