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Thunder Road Reviews

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April 18, 2019
When this deceptively insightful character study is on target, you won't miss the point at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 15, 2019
This thing just keeps getting better and better, becoming an always unpredictable delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 12, 2019
Thunder Road is a film that somehow manages to make you laugh, despite the central character's world falling apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 10, 2019
...a brilliant piece of work that paints the portrait of an all too human response to tragedy building upon tragedy... an absolute treat of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 18/20
April 8, 2019
Thunder Road is only 90 minutes, and if your heart can handle a bit of emotional wreckage, it needs to go on your watch list.
March 27, 2019
Perpetually teetering between hilarious and heartbreaking. Put it this way-I spent a large part of the film unsure if I should be laughing or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2019
Although often funny, there's an honesty to Cummings' emoting that induces empathy for the character. It's an empathy that carries the film throughout its sparse plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2019
This is absolutely Cummings' film in every sense of that idea and he deserves credit for his sheer willingness to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at his performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2019
Thunder Road is a striking and poignant piece of independent cinema that will leave audiences wondering how no one made them see it weeks ago.
March 1, 2019
| Original Score: 8/10
February 28, 2019
It's the kind of life-affirming movie that's become a rarity as cinemas focus on saturation with big-budget borefests.
February 27, 2019
A difficult balance to strike, but Cummings pulls it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 20, 2019
A penetrating study of grief, loss and mental breakdown that isn't easily forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2019
Cummings' writing is superb - dense and sad and very, very funny - and his performance matches the dialogue perfectly, brilliantly drawing a man in very real crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2019
A jarring lead performance anchors Thunder Road...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 7, 2019
Pelted with tragicomic scenes, Thunder Road, an acceptably funny slice of drama, depicts anxious times by carrying a furious tone and bitter pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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