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Jimmy P. Reviews

September 22, 2014
This intelligent movie becomes a gentle reproof of prejudice and ignorance, and I wish I could find some excitement in it.
March 7, 2014
Honestly, it's hard to see why "Jimmy P." was ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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.
February 28, 2014
A fascinating cross-cultural experiment that eventually runs itself into the ground.
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
February 13, 2014
[A] ruminative, gentle and absorbing new film.
Top Critic
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.
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
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
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
May 30, 2013
Just "not-horrible" enough, yet are still thoroughly and transcendently boring
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 23, 2013
Del Toro and Amalric's many analytic interactions come to feel like arias; Desplechin's films often have this intimately, unsettlingly operatic feel, as if the camera were recording a performance for proscenium at too close a range
May 21, 2013
This is a superb, engrossing picture, strange in all the right ways, and one I long to see again.