Thunder Road

Jim Cummings (2018)

Jim Cummings, Kendall Farr Rated 15 Run time 92 mins

We are very likely to hear much more of Jim Cummings in the future. This extension of his original and brilliantly excruciating short about a bereaved cop struggling to say goodbye to his mother at her funeral is unlike anything you have seen before. By turns funny and horrifying, Thunder Road has real beauty in its evocation of all-too-human awkwardness, embodied in Cumming’s grimacing expression that seems to waver between a smile and a sob. Very different. Very special.

97% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.1/10 – IMDB

“I have seen humanistic American filmmaking’s future, and its name is Jim Cummings.”

“Remarkably, Cummings manages to piece these oddball vignettes into a vivid drama with its own unpredictable, startlingly lovely shape.”

Review: A cop, a character study, an instant classic – Rolling Stone

Review: Bittersweet portrayal of law and disorder – The Guardian