Lonesome Jim Synopsis
Twenty-eight-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with family obligations.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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75

Premiere

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With a cast of well-chosen actors, a good script, and an eye for making ordinary suburban scenes visually heartbreaking, director Steve...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In sad-sack movies there is often a helpful woman around to help the despairing heroes. In "Garden State," it was Natalie Portman; in...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Under Buscemi's overall smart direction, the acting is terrific.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Humor in 'Jim' is a little too dry.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
As a director, Buscemi is drier than he is as a performer: more quietly funny, less intense and sometimes weirdly compassionate.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Affleck's gloomy, one-note performance exacerbates the problem, but the stellar supporting cast helps compensate.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Well-intentioned but lifeless.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Buscemi is stymied here by the inertia of his material.
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Rated R | For language, some sexuality and drug content