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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Buscemi does not act in Lonesome Jim, but his sly humor and keen eye for nuance resonate in every frame. I can't recall having a better time at a movie about depression. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Well-intentioned but lifeless. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Buscemi's latest, Lonesome Jim, written by James C. Strouse, asks you to spend 91 minutes with a 30-year-old slacker and would-be writer who has the DNA of a sloth. "Slowsome Jim" is more like it. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Under Buscemi's overall smart direction, the acting is terrific. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In sad-sack movies there is often a helpful woman around to help the despairing heroes. In "Garden State," it was Natalie Portman; in "Elizabethtown," Kirsten Dunst. Both were salvation angels, but Tyler has a gentle approach to this kind of role that is perfect for the tone of Lonesome Jim. show more

  • 75

    With a cast of well-chosen actors, a good script, and an eye for making ordinary suburban scenes visually heartbreaking, director Steve Buscemi's small story of failure, depression-and ultimately, love-in one Indiana town rings painfully true-to-life. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    As a director, Buscemi is drier than he is as a performer: more quietly funny, less intense and sometimes weirdly compassionate. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Affleck's gloomy, one-note performance exacerbates the problem, but the stellar supporting cast helps compensate. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Humor in 'Jim' is a little too dry. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    One of those indie excursions to Loserville that lasts an hour and a half but feels longer than "Roots." show more

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