• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    James Mottern
    In Theaters:
    Oct 9, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 5, 2010
  • Monterey Media Inc.
  • Trucker
    2 minutes 20 seconds
    Added: Sep 15, 2009


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Trucker Reviews

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Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

The movie is a shining star in the indie universe much like "Frozen River." It hits the nail on the head in dealing with real feelings and honest emotions.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

January 9, 2010
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Who knew Michelle Monaghan could pull-off one of the most fearless and edgy female roles of the year? And do it so convincingly.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

January 7, 2010
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Good characters and a strong start run out of gas by the end

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 17, 2009
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Unremarkable at best, remarkably bad at worst.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2/5

December 1, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The overall story serves as a metaphor for American life, where too many people spend a lot of time keeping busy without ever really enjoying the moment and without ever being truly alive.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

November 24, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Monaghan demonstrates an untapped level of talent and skill in Trucker, tackling the difficult role of a woman who refuses to behave as societal norms dictate and has paid the price with loneliness and alienation.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

October 29, 2009
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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Trucker is a knockout.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2009
Shawn Levy

The whole thing plays with wobbly craft that, finally, creates a deep patina of suspicion and dullness.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C+

October 23, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only thing to take away from this bumpy ride is the smooth performance by Monaghan.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

October 23, 2009
Marcy Dermansky

Monaghan's good, despite being too pretty, and the film, with a melodramatic storyline that seems perfect for a Hallmark TV movie, is good, too.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2009
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

Features spectacular performances but these excellent actors are required to do too much heavy lifting with a script that plays out too predictably to be effective.

Full Review Source: Movie Retriever

October 21, 2009
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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You know exactly what is going to happen and you don't really care.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

October 19, 2009
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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Most of Trucker comes off like a sincere but totally artificial slice of life.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

October 19, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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There are so many wonderfully unconventional things to like about this tiny independent film, Monaghan's earthy and uncompromising performance chief among them, its depth surprising you at every turn.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 16, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Monaghan, so good in Gone Baby Gone, mopes self-consciously through the role of Diane, a loner who finds her heart when she's thrown together with her estranged 11-year-old son (Jimmy Bennett), whom she takes on the road. Yes, it's one of those movies.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

October 14, 2009
Mark Peikert
New York Press

You want to like Trucker. You really do. But writer-director James Mottern makes it awfully hard with his washed-out, predictable aesthetic.

Full Review Source: New York Press

October 14, 2009
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

A nostalgic rehashing of the days when movies didn't need to telegraph every last detail.

Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook | Original Score: 3/4

October 9, 2009
Pete Hammond
Back Stage

With the sad state of the indie business Trucker may make a fast exit to Netflix, but thanks to Michelle Monaghan it's a trip worth taking wherever you may find it.

Full Review Source: Back Stage | Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Monaghan gets how people with honky-tonk souls move in mysterious ways.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2009
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Michelle Monaghan delivers the goods.

October 9, 2009
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