Thunder Road

2018

Thunder Road

Critics 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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Total Count: 76

94%

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Southern police officer, Jim Arnaud, tries to raise his daughter as a love letter to his late mom, while facing a personal and often hilarious meltdown as he struggles with his grief and his pending divorce.

Cast

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 (76) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (74) | Rotten (2)

  • In the spirit of many great comedians, Jim Cummings has a knack for taking lines that shouldn't be funny and transforming them into accidental zingers.

    Jun 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Such an unapologetic crisis of masculinity will strike some as self-indulgent in times such as these. Yet Cummings is so committed to Arnaud's tragicomic trajectory... that you can't take your eyes off him.

    May 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Cummings presents us with a guy whose heart is in the right place - he just can't control himself.

    May 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • The film shares something of its hero's self-involvement. If you can accept that, however, Thunder Road is an impressive one-man-show.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…

Audience Reviews for Thunder Road

  • Nov 13, 2018
    Cummings understands that there's a very fine line between cringe comedy and devastating tragedy and his near perfect performance does both seamlessly.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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