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Thunder Road Reviews

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September 12, 2018
The vast majority of the people around me genuinely liked the movie, and I just didn't get why they were so lent itself to me checking my watch regularly.
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
February 20, 2019
A penetrating study of grief, loss and mental breakdown that isn't easily forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
April 10, 2018
As both writer and director, Cummings proves his mettle time and again, swerving madly from comedy to tragedy without missing a beat, proficient at both genres.
February 27, 2019
A difficult balance to strike, but Cummings pulls it off.
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 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
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 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
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
July 16, 2018
With Thunder Road, we witness the birth of a comic actor who could very well grow into one of the finest of this generation.
March 16, 2018
Uncompromisingly challenging at times, Jim Cummings' feature-length adaptation of his award-winning 2016 short film Thunder Road offers a unique portrait of a tightly wound lawman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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