Thunder Road


Thunder Road (2018)


Critic Consensus: Thunder Road deftly balances emotionally affecting drama against bruising comedy - and serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director-star Jim Cummings.


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Writer-director Jim Cummings plays police officer Jim Arnaud in this dramedy. After his mother's death, his small town Midwestern existence begins to unravel. As he goes through a divorce, he strives to establish a connection with his young daughter (Kendal Farr) and to come to terms with his inner rage and despair.

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Jim Cummings
as Officer Jim Arnaud
Kendal Farr
as Crystal Arnaud
Lowell A. Meyer
as Officer Nate Lewis
Jocelyn DeBoer
as Rosalind Arnaud
Macon Blair
as Dustin Zahn
Nican Robinson
as Officer Nate Lewis
Chelsea Lea Edmundson
as Morgan Arnaud
Bill Wise
as La Captaine
Ammie Leonards
as Celia Lewis
Jordan Ray Fox
as Officer Doug
Frank Mosley
as Homeless Man
Chris Doubek
as Guy in a Nice Suit on a Bicycle
Hallie Anderson
as Clarissa Mourning
Kerry Barker
as Service Woman
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Critic Reviews for Thunder Road

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

Remarkably, Cummings manages to piece these oddball vignettes into a vivid drama with its own unpredictable, startlingly lovely shape.

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

I have seen humanistic American filmmaking's future, and its name is Jim Cummings.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Offers a memorable depiction of a man ill-equipped to deal with or direct his feelings-probably not all that different from the rest of us.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Cummings, who also wrote and directed the film, has delivered a remarkable tragicomic performance in the lead.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Driven by Cummings' transfixingly vulnerable performance, the movie not only justifies returning to the source: Shockingly, it does so without even using the device that seemed key to the short's success.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

When Cummings finds the right balance of dramatic license and believable characterization, 'Thunder Road' is exhilarating to watch.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Thunder Road

Cummings understands that there's a very fine line between cringe comedy and devastating tragedy and his near perfect performance does both seamlessly.

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