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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Writer-director James Mottern's drama has a lived-in feel, but is notable mainly for Michelle Monaghan's glam-less turn as Diane. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although Trucker doesn't have the social import that made "Norma Rae" a hit, it's an affecting, small film that could catch on with sophisticated audiences as well as more down-home types. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Trucker sets out on a difficult and tricky path, and doesn't put a foot wrong. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Written and directed by James Mottern with more attention to character than to plot, Trucker is a simple, unadorned study of a loner forced by circumstance to embrace the world again -- but only on her terms. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Strip away the alt-country soundtrack, though, and you've got a Bette Davis fallen-woman-redeemed picture from 1937. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    You sense the Demme-esque working-class comedy that might have been. show more

  • 58
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    Fiercely acted but made with indifferent craft and no palpable feel for its subject matter, Trucker takes you on a ride from intrigue to indifference. show more

  • 25
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Whenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the actress gets it, like Melissa Leo did in "Frozen River," or she doesn't, like Michelle Monaghan as the spoilin'-for-a-fight truck-driver heroine of the inert indie dud Trucker show more

  • 100
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    It's a smooth ride thanks to Monaghan, and an impressive ensemble. show more

  • November 08, 2009 davidmarcel1
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    This is a very moving, well done little indie. It should play in more theaters. Michelle Monaghan is great and Jimmy Bennet's performance is the best of any child actor lately.

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