Thunder Road


Thunder Road

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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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Thunder Road follows Officer Arnaud on his journey to raise his young daughter as a love letter to his late Mom.

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Critic Reviews for Thunder Road

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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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