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Roadie Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 5, 2015
What makes this uneven film rock, is hearing music from groups like the legendary local rockers the Good Rats.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dave White
Movies.com
March 5, 2013
Eldard makes you feel for this broken-down rock and roll creep. That feeling might be that he needs a good slap in the face, but Eldard doesn't want to be loved here and he doesn't flinch in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
February 24, 2012
It's rare that an acting performance can carry a movie, but Ron Eldard gets a lot more out of his role than was on the page. Eldard invests his character with palpable vulnerability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2012
A lot of what takes place in "Roadie" feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 20, 2012
Provides a touching look at a man whose life is in a period of transition.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
January 20, 2012
The hugely sympathetic Eldard ("Super 8") gives this slim movie a real, beating heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Grae Drake
Movies.com
January 13, 2012
Imagine The Wrestler if Mickey Rourke had just wrangled spandex instead of earning his status as a has-been. This is why this movie never feels completely original or moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Bailey
DVDTalk.com
January 7, 2012
The raw ingredients are promising, but the plodding script and Cuesta's lead-footed direction prevent it from going much of anywhere, including the viewer's memory.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
January 6, 2012
While the excellent cast does its level, honest best with the material, the material itself feels secondhand throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 6, 2012
"Roadie" is short on narrative momentum, but it's a perfectly attuned character study of this rock relic and his middle-aged sorrows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
January 5, 2012
An appealing mood of discomfort that's marvelously executed by the cast, hitting a few persuasive beats of disappointment and resignation that keeps the story grounded in an intriguing, lived-in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
January 5, 2012
Roadie has the stench of freshman-year mandatory creative writing all over it, from its cribs of Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller to an ending that's embarrassingly, clangingly metaphorical.
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
January 5, 2012
Ron Eldard gives a sweet, moving performance as a 40-ish guy suddenly un-tethered in time.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 5, 2012
Mr. Eldard, who brings layers of complication to his character, makes Jimmy's vulnerability palpable, while Ms. Hennessy shows you her character's carelessness and opportunism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 5, 2012
Rare is the film that refuses to judge its flawed characters, or that grasps the ache of nostalgia while remaining clear-eyed in the face of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
January 5, 2012
Aside from the entertaining specificity about its setting and its protagonist's profession, Roadie is as disappointingly rote as its standard setup suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 4, 2012
Terrific contemporary drama about a veteran Queens, New York roadie who's been sacked after decades hauling equipment for Blue Oyster Cult is a gripping portrait of a flawed loser that allows Ron Eldard to shine
Mark Sells
The Reel Deal
January 4, 2012
Shows the unglamorous side of rock n' roll - the lies and denial, the sadness, and the regret of dreams long gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 4, 2012
Roadie takes its characters' suffering seriously without ever properly justifying said misery as enlightening or unique.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 4, 2012
A fresh alternative to typical indie-cinema wallowing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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