Traveller (1997)

Actor Bill Paxton produced this unusual film about a clan of Irish-American con artists practicing in the American South. They live in a secluded compound and have their own time-honored customs. Pat (Mark Wahlberg) is returning to the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 18, 1997
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may not explore its core issues as deeply as some may like, Traveller is nevertheless a smart and funny portrait of a relatively unfamiliar subculture with some strong performances.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

This fresh and interesting story about a tight-knit clan of Irish grifters in the rural South who make their living scamming is a ''con men on the road'' picture all the more welcome during a season of junky action thrillers...

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

This is a film about people who get by depending on antisocial skills and outlaw wit, and Green and writer Jim McGlynn clearly empathize with their independent spirit and lifestyle, even if they don't completely approve.

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Clint Morris

Mark Wahlberg gives a fine, fine performance

Emanuel Levy

Eastwood's longtime lenser Jack Green makes a decent feature debut with a well-acted comedy-adventure that in its good moments recalls such classics as The Sting and The Grifters.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The film is just there on screen, better than watching a clock, better than contemplating mortality, an OK experience. There are movies like this. No sense in pretending otherwise.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Interesting slice-of-life about a deliberately little-known pocket of American culture.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Though competently directed by Clint Eastwood's camerman Jack Green, matters unravel when the film ratchets up the tension and become entirely implausible at the close.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

While independent films flourish, they have nearly eradicated the scrappy B movie, of which this is an agile, enjoyable example.

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

An engrossing human drama set among a subculture unknown to most Americans.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Jeffrey Meyers
Traveller does a number of things well, with some funny scenes, strong performances, and a unique overall take on the "con game" subculture. At the… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Really cool smooth drama about a swindling gypsy (Bill Paxson) named Bokky Sherlock, that is the head swindler in the family of Irish clan who works for (Luke… More
Christopher Brown
When I saw this it was just called Traveller. Anyhow, what drew me to this was Paxton having a lead role. The story was great, telling the story of modern day… More