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Thunder Road Reviews

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November 8, 2018
It's hard not to laugh at some of the more ridiculous moments, though our laughter abates when we come to recognize the feeling inscribed in Cummings' work. It comes from a deep place, and the hurt never rings false.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 6, 2018
It's a singular performance in a singular movie, to be certain. One that will have you smiling and teary-eyed for various - right or wrong - reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2018
Emotionally in tune with the struggles of being both a parent and a child, Cummings creates an off-kilter love letter that speaks to the complexities of family dynamics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 29, 2018
At turns funny, uncomfortable, and heartbreaking, and I think what works best about is that Cummings is dropped into a serious cop-on-the-edge plot, despite looking like a cop from Super Troopers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2018
Cummings performance is a tour de force -- a completely hashed out flawed character that the audience connects with and feels his pain.
October 24, 2018
The opening of Thunder Road is one of the most cringingly hilarious scenes of 2018. The rest of the movie never quite reaches the level of awkward humor in that opening number, but it comes close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2018
Remarkably, Cummings manages to piece these oddball vignettes into a vivid drama with its own unpredictable, startlingly lovely shape.
October 18, 2018
Thunder Road provides a fine showcase for Cummings, as a filmmaker of some sensitivity and as an actor who shows the full range of this tragic clown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2018
Though the sky might be falling, "Thunder Road" swirls about the tragicomedy of Officer Arnaud's plight with ease. It's hard to really forge a film that can wreck you and play with such liveliness.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 16, 2018
The fragility of masculine performance is being interrogated here, although no one articulates this, fortunately.
October 12, 2018
The brilliance of Thunder Road is how Jim Cummings strikes a tone of outrageous humor and legitimately earned sadness within the same scene, a feat he accomplishes multiple times throughout the dark comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2018
It's a testament to the filmmakers here that they manage to maintain a superb balance of comedy and tragedy in this original tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 12, 2018
I have seen humanistic American filmmaking's future, and its name is Jim Cummings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 12, 2018
All conveyed in Cummings' tour-de-force performance, Thunder Road is about grief and guilt, hopelessness and hopefulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 11, 2018
Warmth and uncomfortable comedy rarely align this sharply as Jim Cummings evokes a level of confident versatility reminiscent of early Tom Hanks. Thunder Road is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
October 11, 2018
Thunder Road is an exhilarating ride. It announces Jim Cummings as a talent to be reckoned with and dances on the jagged precipice of emotional contradictions. It's a graceless dance to watch, but delivered with the utmost control and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2018
Jim Cummings astonishes as writer-director-star in this tonally perfect, profoundly moving comic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2018
Thunder Road comes with a nice blend of tragedy and comedy with a marvelous performance from multi-hyphenate Jim Cummings.
October 7, 2018
It's a true powerhouse performance as Cummings shows his uncanny ability to traverse the delicate roads of a public nervous breakdown with pathos and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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