Prime Mover
Prime Mover (2009)

A long haul truckie who finds that the reality of his existence is far removed from his youthful dreams of owning and driving his own prime mover.

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Rated: Unrated
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Road movie is a truckin' waste of energy.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

David Caesar, in his fifth feature, captures something real about the lives of these people. It has a nice brittle quality, a sort of sad and melancholy truth.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably Australian characters in a way that makes their journey matter to us. And it does it in unique style

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Giles Hardie
Unknown2

Fun then fierce, light then laconic, Prime Mover is primarily entertaining, and there's nothing wrong with that.

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Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

Ambitious, colourful and jolting film, which succeeds on the back of its winning performances and strain of magic realism.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make up the engine of David Caesar's likeable new film, in which a prime mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

An uneasy blend of whimsy with elements that are deliberately harsh or humdrum.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

There is barely enough to Prime Mover's story to sustain a full-length feature, let alone the attention of restless viewers.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Were it not for Thomas's convoluted personal story, and a rather unlikable performance from Dorman who struggles to channel the idealistic, hard-as-steel spirit of his character, I might have liked it more.

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