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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 40
    New York Daily News

    Intellectually intriguing but sadly dull biopic. show more

  • 70
    Deborah Young The Hollywood Reporter

    The whole project is saved largely thanks to the subtext of ethnic discrimination that runs through the film, and two riveting central performances, which overcome a wobbly start to find emotional balance by the final reel. show more

  • 30
    Jordan Hoffman

    It’s just boring – and boring in a way that apparently has no endgame. show more

  • 75
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    And if the narrative does drag in places, Amalric and Del Toro could hardly be better; the contrast between their styles fits ideally the characters of excitable analyst and impassive patient. show more

  • 88
    Matt Zoller Seitz

    The movie offers the most psychologically complex screen portrait of a Native American character in at least twenty years, probably more. show more

  • 63
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    Too often Jimmy P. seems to struggle in making its interesting ideas apparent, leaving them stranded beneath the dry surface of an otherwise ordinary procedural. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Del Toro overdoes the anguish to the point of looking like he’s playing advanced constipation, and the film, by France’s Arnaud Desplechin, gets stuck in an endless series of therapy scenes built around cheesy re-enactments of Jimmy P’s dreams. show more

  • 80
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Del Toro and Amalric’s concentrated performances — the former resigned and shell-shocked, the latter agitated and servile — have an anguished grandeur. show more

  • 60
    Time Out London

    Desplechin’s film is a modest but very passable affair. show more

  • 60
    Scott Tobias The Dissolve

    There’s a sense with Jimmy P. that Desplechin and his co-screenwriters, Julie Peyr and film critic Kent Jones, are doing everything they can to steer away from contrivance and stick as closely to Devereux’s recollection as possible. What they’re left with is a rigorous, keenly intelligent therapy session that’s largely absent of dramatic tension. show more

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