Convoy
Convoy (1978)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

A bad joke that backfires on the director.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

Convoy continues Peckinpah's voyage into "nihilist poetry," in the phrase of Pauline Kael...

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A road movie of the yee-haw variety, it makes the more enjoyable Smokey and the Bandit look positively Shakespearean in comparison and even allows the dim-witted The Cannonball Run to appear as mature and masterful as The Grapes of Wrath.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unmotivated story riddled with confusion and disarray. Production staff does the job with little imagination.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It might be worth seeing how the acclaimed auteur who made The Wild Bunch could also make the dreadful Convoy.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Like "The Getaway," only it sucks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Following on from such movies as 'White Line Fever' and more notably 'Smokey and the Bandit', this film continues with the highly popular… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Great Truck-Driving movie from the 70's with a great theme song. Without the song, it would be a very bad movie. The movie didn't have enough of the… More
Stephen M
Bloody awful! The only Peckinpah movie I would never watch again. If you're going to base a movie on a song, at least pick a decent fucking song!!! Makes… More
Lee Kyle
Kris Kristofferson is classed in my personal faves as dudes too cool to be on this planet! Everr role this guy has played in that i have had the pleasure to… More
Dean McKenna
Truckers, led by Kris Kristofferson, go on a tri-state protest over police brutality, high gas prices, and other complaints. An uneven script and just fair… More

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