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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Traveller is entertaining in a mild, relaxing way. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The screenplay by Jim McGlynn, which plays a little like something Eastwood might have made, is subtle and observant; there aren't big plot points, but lots of little ones, and the plot allows us the delight of figuring out the scams. [25 Apr 1997] show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Paxton (who also produced) and Marguiles turn in fine, affecting performances, Wahlberg is better than you might expect, and the story is powered by a knock-out soundtrack. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The script is smart and sneaky - by never telling the audience more than is necessary, it develops a keen sense of suspense that persists until the gritty final reel. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Traveller is a low-key, intelligent examination of some fascinating people who must do plenty of fast talking just to survive. [25 Apr 1997] show more

  • 63
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Directing his first movie, Jack Green, cinematographer on several Clint Eastwood films, shows an ease with the material (written by Jim McGlynn), but there's something a bit dull about the movie. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Traveller is a little too rosy and pat, but it clambers its way to entertainment value all the same. [2 May 1997] show more

  • 40
    Empire

    With such strong acting support from Paxton and Margulies, Green could have produced a dynamic drama. With muddled characterisation, a slight script and an over-the-top ending, it emerges as an ill-conceived attempt to make a thriller out of almost nothing. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Green wisely gives his actors lots of room to work, all the while putting the emphasis on the characters and their relationships instead of the blurry hokum of the narrative threads. show more

  • 75
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    This fresh and interesting story about a tight-knit clan of Irish grifters in the rural South who make their living scamming is a ''con men on the road'' picture all the more welcome during a season of junky action thrillers and indie-style explorations of kinky sex. show more

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