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Michelle Monaghan stars as a self-reliant trucker forced to take on the responsibility of caring for her 11-year-old son when his father (Benjamin Bratt) ends up in the hospital in this independent drama from Plum Pictures. James Mottern directs from his own script, with Nathan Fillion, Joey Lauren Adams, and Jimmy Bennett set to co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Monaghan demonstrates an untapped level of talent and skill in Trucker, tackling the difficult role of a woman who refuses to behave as societal norms dictate and has paid the price with loneliness and alienation."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Most of Trucker comes off like a sincere but totally artificial slice of life."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"The movie is a shining star in the indie universe much like "Frozen River." It hits the nail on the head in dealing with real feelings and honest emotions."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"Unremarkable at best, remarkably bad at worst."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The only thing to take away from this bumpy ride is the smooth performance by Monaghan."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Trucker is a knockout."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"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."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"Who knew Michelle Monaghan could pull-off one of the most fearless and edgy female roles of the year? And do it so convincingly."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"The overall story serves as a metaphor for American life, where too many people spend a lot of time keeping busy without ever really enjoying the moment and without ever being truly alive."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Monaghan's good, despite being too pretty, and the film, with a melodramatic storyline that seems perfect for a Hallmark TV movie, is good, too."
‑ Marcy Dermansky,
"You know exactly what is going to happen and you don't really care."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Monaghan, so good in Gone Baby Gone, mopes self-consciously through the role of Diane, a loner who finds her heart when she's thrown together with her estranged 11-year-old son (Jimmy Bennett), whom she takes on the road. Yes, it's one of those movies."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Good characters and a strong start run out of gas by the end"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"The whole thing plays with wobbly craft that, finally, creates a deep patina of suspicion and dullness."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Features spectacular performances but these excellent actors are required to do too much heavy lifting with a script that plays out too predictably to be effective."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
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