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239 Ratings

Thunder Road

Directed by Jim Cummings
United States, 2018
Comedy, Drama


Texan police officer Jim Arnaud’s eulogy at his mother’s funeral does not go as planned. As his emotions take over, he launches into a free-wheeling diatribe… What ensues is even worse, as family and work troubles befall him. A tragicomic portrait of a failing figure of authority in America.

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Thunder Road Directed by Jim Cummings

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | Nominee: John Cassavetes Award

SXSW Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Best Narrative Feature

Critics reviews

While Thunder Road shares its small-town setting and dysfunctional male lead with many an American indie, it distinguishes itself with a highly accomplished central performance and a confidence of vision.
November 02, 2018
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Through a combination of caricature and psychological portrait, subtle touches and howls of impotent, uniformed rage, the film offers a memorable depiction of a man ill-equipped to deal with or direct his feelings—probably not all that different from the rest of us.
October 10, 2018
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