Jimmy P.
Jimmy P. (2014)

In "one of the most unexpected and inspiring movie pairings in recent memory (The Village Voice)," Jimmy P stars Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric in a true story about two very different men who build a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jimmy P. has interesting ideas and talented stars, but director Arnaud Desplechin can't seem to figure out how to bring them together.

David Denby
New Yorker

This intelligent movie becomes a gentle reproof of prejudice and ignorance, and I wish I could find some excitement in it.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A fascinating cross-cultural experiment that eventually runs itself into the ground.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

It may not always treat psychology with the sophistication it deserves, but it at least acknowledges that it's an imperfect method of personal understanding.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Honestly, it's hard to see why "Jimmy P." was ever made.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

[A] ruminative, gentle and absorbing new film.

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Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net

What grounds the film is the chemistry of the main performers.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Avoiding the usual therapy-drama story beats, Desplechin has made a densely satisfying drama about Freud, racism, and sympathy in its largest sense.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

Jimmy P. tells the more-or-less-true story of two men's friendship and one man's recovery. Beneath that, though, is a meditation on exile and lost identity in which very different people share remarkably similar circumstances.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

In warming quite a lot to Jimmy P, it's possible that I've gravitated to what Desplechin's long-term admirers might regard as the wrong film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Slightly mentally non-decolonized. Good Film! A worthwhile film but a little odd insofar as it under emphasizes the ethnocultural forces in the characters in… More