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½ January 20, 2019
A very interesting oddity. Cummings is exceptional in all manifestations of his here.
January 16, 2019
Incredible movie. The storyline and the way itâ(TM)s told feels completely unique which is so refreshing in a time where every other movie seems the same.
January 9, 2019
In Thunder Road Jim Cummings is a powerhouse as director, writer, and lead actor he manages to surprisingly exceed in all 3 departments. The film truly captivates you by connecting with the audience through tragedy and comedy until the very end.
½ January 6, 2019
This is a REALLY bad movie compared to what it's rated.

There really isn't much character growth or real purpose or story involved. It's more a mishmash of someone's life AND worst of all it isn't a very close representation of how a real cop job would function.

Therefore since it represents neither reality or fantasy through storytelling well this IS NOT a great movie as it's been rated.
January 1, 2019
Wow, this movie is really bad.
January 1, 2019
Jim is a basket-case of a human. His mom passes and he's trying to be a good single-dad with an ex-wife that's equally as off. Parts are so uncomfortably funny that you're not quite ready for all the events that happen.
½ December 2, 2018
Although the pacing of this film seems to struggle a little bit, Jim Cummings makes up for it by delivering a comedic yet heartbreaking performance alongside top notch cinematography.
November 22, 2018
LOVED this film. Jim Cummings is a true talent and a fresh voice.
November 17, 2018
There's a really gross movie from from 1976 called Squirm, but that could have been this movie's title. How did this guy ever last 6 years in the police to get to this point? How did he ever have a relationship that lasted long enough to have a kid? This guy is deeply weird, and talks in the same "cop" tone of voice to everyone, all the time. But with an extra level of awkward that presumably came from his mother's death. I don't really know what to think about any of this. But Jim's performance is tour de force. I wonder what else he can do.
½ November 16, 2018
Maybe the most DULL movie of this year, ThunderRoad focuses on the life of this loser copper, unable to make people feel respect for him.

The movie simply runs on this main character, all the others are mere backround figures. Maybe his daughter gets the spotlights a bit more, but she's a horse in acting, so bad.

Finally, the plot is so annoying and predictable it is not even worth talking about it. I guess people who rated this movie 5 stars are somehow involved in the profits, that's my only explaination.
NOT A COMEDY. something more like a noir drama. do not see it for your own sake.
Super Reviewer
November 13, 2018
Cummings understands that there's a very fine line between cringe comedy and devastating tragedy and his near perfect performance does both seamlessly.
November 13, 2018
well worth the wait. Cummings is a powerhouse.
½ November 11, 2018
A moving blend of tragedy and comedy, remarkably told and performed by Jim Cummings, Thunder Road highlights the best of quiet dramas and is living proof that indie cinema is alive and growing
November 4, 2018
Warmth and uncomfortable comedy rarely align this sharply as Jim Cummings evokes a level of confident versatility reminiscent of early Tom Hanks.
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. Some of the earlier scenes see him attempting to work on the force despite being an emotionally unstable mess as a result of his mother's passing and his superiors telling him to not return until a specified date, and it's in these moments especially that we laugh but simultaneously worry for his sanity.
Thunder Road is one of the best films of the year. [4/5]
November 3, 2018
Hard to watch. Good and bad. Up and down. Bipolar. Worth seeing.
½ November 2, 2018
Phenomenal. Comedy, heart, & the extreme excellent wonder that is Jim Cummings.
October 30, 2018
It is utterly impossible not to be sympathetic, even empathic, with the main character from the first scene, and that is why it is so easy to follow him around and try to know him more and understand better his pain. The main themes of the movie are grief and the difficulties of life in general, and the tour the force of Jim Cummings (writer, director, main actor) it is both appreciated and a fresh breath of air. I do not know if this creation was his one trick pony, but I sure hope not!
½ 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.
October 30, 2018
You will not know if you should laugh or cry but one thing is for certain this is a wonderful and amazing movie
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