Jim (2010)

Being steadily crushed under the weight of debt, unemployment, and increasing isolation, Jim reaches a breaking point. Over a game of solitary Russian roulette he contemplates an unspeakable act of violence as a way of leaving his mark. He… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2010
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

Morris-Burke does deserve applause for what he has accomplished technically on a shoestring budget. His location scout is a hero. But the over-complicated, under-emotional Jim's reach ultimately exceeds its grasp.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Unfortunately, each narrative strand is so packed with straight-out-of-writing-class dialogue that the film feels longer than its hour-and-46-minute running time.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An imaginative, provocative and refreshingly unconventional, yet somewhat uneven amalgamation of sci-fi, drama, romance, tragedy and social commentary.

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John Anderson

A fatally unwieldy construct of naturalistic drama and cataclysmic sci-fi.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Morris-Burke's ambitions outweigh his uneven execution -- some performers are better than others, the effects work is highly variable -- but there's undeniable talent in every frame.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

It's never a good sign when a movie begins with a polished yet cold infomercial with slyly conformist undertones representing a soulless corporation selling "day after tomorrow" possibilities to a fearful public.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Thematically ambitious but poorly executed sci-fi tale.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

Though one senses that the movie in Morris-Burkes head makes more sense than the movie onscreen, his technical virtuosity and thematic ambition mark him as a filmmaker of promise.

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