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Trucker Reviews

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Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
January 9, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 7, 2010
Who knew Michelle Monaghan could pull-off one of the most fearless and edgy female roles of the year? And do it so convincingly.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
December 17, 2009
Good characters and a strong start run out of gas by the end
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 1, 2009
Unremarkable at best, remarkably bad at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 24, 2009
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 | Original Score: B+
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 29, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
October 23, 2009
Trucker is a knockout.
| Original Score: 4/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
October 23, 2009
The whole thing plays with wobbly craft that, finally, creates a deep patina of suspicion and dullness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 23, 2009
The only thing to take away from this bumpy ride is the smooth performance by Monaghan.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
October 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
October 21, 2009
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.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
October 19, 2009
You know exactly what is going to happen and you don't really care.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
October 19, 2009
Most of Trucker comes off like a sincere but totally artificial slice of life.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 14, 2009
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 | Original Score: D
Mark Peikert
New York Press
October 14, 2009
You want to like Trucker. You really do. But writer-director James Mottern makes it awfully hard with his washed-out, predictable aesthetic.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
October 9, 2009
A nostalgic rehashing of the days when movies didn't need to telegraph every last detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
October 9, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 9, 2009
Monaghan gets how people with honky-tonk souls move in mysterious ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
October 9, 2009
Michelle Monaghan delivers the goods.
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