Prime Mover
Prime Mover (2009)

A diesel charged romance about ambition, pressure, responsibility, and the love shared by a man, a woman, and his truck.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 8, 2009
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Don Groves

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

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.

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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