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Sam Peckinpah attempts to emulate the success of Smokey and the Bandit in Convoy, but Peckinpah undercuts himself at every turn by having his red-neck characters suddenly expostulate on the meaning of life and The Great Beyond. Kris Kristofferson is Rubber Duckie --a freewheelin' trucker-- who becomes the leader of a group of truck drivers that speak in clipped tones over their C.B. bands, using the radios to organize against Lyle Wallace (Ernest Borgnine), an Ahab-like obsessed traffic cop, in a role that is a nightmare version of Jackie Gleason's Buford T. Justice character from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A bad joke that backfires on the director."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Unmotivated story riddled with confusion and disarray. Production staff does the job with little imagination."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It might be worth seeing how the acclaimed auteur who made The Wild Bunch could also make the dreadful Convoy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Like "The Getaway," only it sucks."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Convoy continues Peckinpah's voyage into "nihilist poetry," in the phrase of Pauline Kael..."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
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