Thunder Road Reviews
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.
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.
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]