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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Flawed police officer Jim Arnaud (Jim Cummings) lives a shambolic life made worse by his mother's passing./ Unable to change his life for the better, his only stability comes in the shape of his daughter (Kendal Farr) who he tries to her father in the best way he can. Written and directed by Jim Cummings, who also stars alongside Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Macon Blair, Bill Wise, Jordan Fox, and Chelsea Edmundson.

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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…

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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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