• Released
  • February 14, 2014
  • (Limited, USA)
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • Drama


By Matt Zoller Seitz
The movie offers the most psychologically complex screen portrait of a Native American character in at least twenty years, probably more.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Del Toro and Amalric’s concentrated performances — the former resigned and shell-shocked, the latter agitated and servile — have an anguished grandeur.
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Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
Amalric's impish dexterity and Del Toro's mild catatonia make for a memorable mismatch, but Jimmy P.'s profound slow burn might be too clinical for some to consider dramatic.
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By Mark Jenkins
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.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
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.
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By Scott Foundas
Jimmy P. is never better than when its two leads share the screen, a relationship all the more resonant and moving for Desplechin’s refusal to make it cutesy or contrived.
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Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
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.
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The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
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.
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Time Out London

Desplechin’s film is a modest but very passable affair.
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The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
The problem is that the movie becomes more focused on diagnosis than character, and so what eventually unfolds is a meandering picture that only too late in the game leans toward highlighting any kind of thematic undercurrent while introducing romantic interests for the leads that do little but pad out an already too long running time.
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58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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