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Jimmy P. Reviews

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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+
Guy Lodge
May 23, 2013
[Desplechin has] come a cropper in this lethargic, self-important psychiatry study, which he himself seems to have directed from the couch.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
October 1, 2013
Seems to struggle in making its interesting ideas apparent, leaving them stranded beneath the dry surface of an otherwise ordinary procedural.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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Jordan Hoffman
May 30, 2013
Just "not-horrible" enough, yet are still thoroughly and transcendently boring
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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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
Catherine Shoard
May 18, 2013
"How much longer do I have to stay here?" he enquires of a nurse at one point. You ask her, Jim, ask for us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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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
Jon Frosch
May 29, 2013
Rather than suggesting a director trying something new, Desplechin's first outing in the US seems to have robbed him of his personality.
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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+
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
May 20, 2013
After the sprawling, messy but rich A Christmas Tale, Desplechin falls short with Jimmy P. The mind may cure the soul for Jimmy P., but Desplechin can't seem to find that quality in his own picture.
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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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2014
A fascinating cross-cultural experiment that eventually runs itself into the ground.
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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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.
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
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
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
May 18, 2013
At its heart a tale of redemption, played through a culture-clash dynamic as the French analyst and his patient build a relationship, and it's hard to resist the similarities with The King's Speech.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shaun Munro
Film School Rejects
May 21, 2013
A shakily uneven return for the director, entrenched in the more laborious, bone-dry methodology of its famous case study rather than probing the complex emotional state of the titular character.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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