The Jimmy Show
The Jimmy Show (2001)

Following up on his directorial debut, Joe the King, actor-turned-sometimes director Frank Whaley made this gritty character study of a man consumed by anger. Working as a clerk at a supermarket, Jimmy (Whaley) makes it a practice to steal… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: December 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The film, like Jimmy's routines, could use a few good laughs.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

So faithful to the doldrums of the not-quite-urban, not-quite-suburban milieu as to have viewers recoiling from the reality check.

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Jason Clark
Premiere Magazine

It may be a somewhat backhanded compliment to say that the film makes the viewer feel like the movie's various victimized audience members after a while, but it also happens to be the movie's most admirable quality

Stephen Holden
New York Times

If the movie succeeds in instilling a wary sense of 'there but for the grace of God,' it is far too self-conscious to draw you deeply into its world.

Chris Gore
Film Threat

Rewarding for its brash originality and daring in etching a portrait of a man who refuses to take life's disappointments lying down.

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Whaley's performance is earnest and often riveting, but he should have taken a few lessons from his peers at amateur night.

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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice

There's an admirable rigor to Jimmy's relentless anger, and to the script's refusal of a happy ending, but as those monologues stretch on and on, you realize there's no place for this story to go but down.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Whaley's determination to immerse you in sheer, unrelenting wretchedness is exhausting.

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Mike T.
I don't have any problem with a film being dreary and depressing, but throughout The Jimmy Show I was repeatedly asking myself, "What's the… More