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Lonesome Jim Reviews

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May 12, 2006
Affleck plays this as a one-note turn, all dour. What a life-force like Anika would see in him is a mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2009
An unintentional parody of Sundance Hades circa 1996
March 24, 2006
One of those indie excursions to Loserville that lasts an hour and a half but feels longer than Roots.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 19, 2006
Manages to be bitter, dispiriting and utterly pointless all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2006
The supposed randomness takes on an artificial, movie quality -- precisely the thing that Cassavetes worked so hard to avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2006
There's only so long you can watch this guy mope around without wanting to scream, 'Dude, what's your problem?'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2006
(Casey) Affleck has the presence of a stump and the charisma of mold and Buscemi's deadpan direction only enhances his absence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 12, 2006
[T]his is an intriguing portrait of near-suicidal misery... until, ironically, it tries to lend Jim some hope.... [N]o one seems to know where to take things from there.
March 21, 2006
Now that digital imagery (Buscemi's film is another InDigEnt production) is virtually indistinguishable from handheld celluloid, where's the 21st century's own nasty, truth-seeking front edge?
March 22, 2006
There's nothing for Jim to do but sulk in a local bar on the corner of Nowheresville and Stuckforlife.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 24, 2006
The real problem is its absolute absence of energy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2006
Lonesome Jim -- despite its excellent cast, controlled direction and moody, well-judged atmospherics -- tends to alienate us, just as Affleck's Jim does.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2006
Mr. Affleck is burdened with the difficult task of making moroseness seem interesting. He doesn't succeed, and neither does the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 14, 2006
While Lonesome Jim may be clinically acute, it is by its very nature dramatically inert.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2006
The biggest problem Buscemi has is that his central character has, by definition, very little distinct character.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 5, 2006
The problem is that a little of this minimalist kitchen-sink farce goes a very long way, and after a while Lonesome Jim starts to dry up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2006
(Casey) Affleck is adequate as the lead, although I kept wondering how much lower Buscemi could take Jim.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2006
A lackluster film about a lackluster fellow, it's so beholden to deadpan, droopy, mopey blandness that the subject and the form become one, leaving the viewer numb and indifferent.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 8, 2006
Everything from the film's washed out, grainy look to the dialogue rings false.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
May 3, 2006
As in 'Elizabethtown' and 'Jersey Girl,' the hero doesn't have to do anything but exist to attract the devoted attentions of a beautiful woman, a sexist fantasy of entitlement as insidious (if unacknowledged) as that found in an old Rat Pack movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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