Trucker Reviews

December 17, 2009
Good characters and a strong start run out of gas by the end
December 1, 2009
Unremarkable at best, remarkably bad at worst.
October 23, 2009
The whole thing plays with wobbly craft that, finally, creates a deep patina of suspicion and dullness.
October 23, 2009
The only thing to take away from this bumpy ride is the smooth performance by Monaghan.
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.
October 19, 2009
You know exactly what is going to happen and you don't really care.
October 19, 2009
Most of Trucker comes off like a sincere but totally artificial slice of life.
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.
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.
October 9, 2009
The vehicle (if you will pardon the pun) doesn't quite know what to do with her character. And so the movie, the first feature written and directed by James Mottern, turns into a conventional mother-child reunion drama.
October 9, 2009
Monaghan does a reasonably good job with a formulaic script that calls for her to become prettier and more feminine as she learns to be a mama bear to her smart-mouthed but ultimately adorable kid.
October 8, 2009
when Monaghan's 10-year-old son (Jimmy Bennett) shows up, the air blows out of the movie faster than a blown tire on an 18-wheeler
October 7, 2009
Were it not for Michelle Monaghan's convincingly dirt-under-the-fingernails performance in the title role, there would be absolutely nothing about the film to distinguish it from dozens of other movies.
October 18, 2008
Even with some fine acting, this film can be a long tiring ride.
June 10, 2008
What's missing from the payload is surprise.