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Thunder Road (2018)



Critic Consensus: Thunder Road deftly balances emotionally affecting drama against bruising comedy - and serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director-star Jim Cummings.

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Southern police officer, Jim Arnaud, tries to raise his daughter as a love letter to his late mom, while facing a personal and often hilarious meltdown as he struggles with his grief and his pending divorce.

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Jim Cummings
as Officer Jim Arnaud
Kendal Farr
as Crystal Arnaud
Lowell A. Meyer
as Officer Nate Lewis
Jocelyn DeBoer
as Rosalind Arnaud
Macon Blair
as Dustin Zahn
Nican Robinson
as Officer Nate Lewis
Chelsea Lea Edmundson
as Morgan Arnaud
Bill Wise
as La Captaine
Ammie Leonards
as Celia Lewis
Jordan Ray Fox
as Officer Doug
Frank Mosley
as Homeless Man
Chris Doubek
as Guy in a Nice Suit on a Bicycle
Hallie Anderson
as Clarissa Mourning
Kerry Barker
as Service Woman
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Critic Reviews for Thunder Road

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (19)

In the spirit of many great comedians, Jim Cummings has a knack for taking lines that shouldn't be funny and transforming them into accidental zingers.

June 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Cummings's feature debut doesn't always get the balance right, but when it does it packs a bittersweet punch.

June 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It takes a few narrative risks that won't win everyone over, but it allowed itself to be complex and conflicted about itself. That kept you on the edge of your seat.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Such an unapologetic crisis of masculinity will strike some as self-indulgent in times such as these. Yet Cummings is so committed to Arnaud's tragicomic trajectory... that you can't take your eyes off him.

May 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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A performance showcase for star, writer, director, editor and composer Jim Cummings which leaves you in no doubt you'll be seeing more of him.

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An emotional tour de force.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Thunder Road

Cummings understands that there's a very fine line between cringe comedy and devastating tragedy and his near perfect performance does both seamlessly.

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