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  • Summary: Steve Buscemi's seamless direction and James C. Strouse's thoughtful script paint a picture of working-class characters filled with the comedy and rich details of everyday life. (IFC Films)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
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  1. 75
    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.
  2. 70
    If Lonesome Jim feels like it's perpetually on the verge of evaporating, Buscemi brings to the material the boundless empathy for misfits and screw-ups he displayed in "Trees Lounge."
  3. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    70
    Under Buscemi's overall smart direction, the acting is terrific.
  4. Mostly a snooze. Maybe if Buscemi himself had starred in it things would have turned out better.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    50
    One of those indie excursions to Loserville that lasts an hour and a half but feels longer than "Roots."
  6. It doesn't leave you much to hold on to in a comedy about apathy that can't even muster the energy to care.
  7. Mr. Buscemi wrote and starred in the small gem of a movie ("Trees Lounge"), which had more psychological nuance than this emotionally cauterized slice of minimalist malaise.

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