Trucker (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Excellent performances by Michelle Monaghan and Nathan Fillion and keenly-observed details of small town life elevate this otherwise predictable and inconsistent melodrama.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Michael Phillips
At the Movies

Most of Trucker comes off like a sincere but totally artificial slice of life.

Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

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.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Trucker is a knockout.

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Who knew Michelle Monaghan could pull-off one of the most fearless and edgy female roles of the year? And do it so convincingly.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

You know exactly what is going to happen and you don't really care.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Good characters and a strong start run out of gas by the end

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
The only flaw of the film is that halfway through, you already know the ending. Still, by knowing, the film is so well made that it pulls you in and makes you… More
Cynthia S.
Man am I a sucker for movies that revolve around kids. This movie was right up my alley. Wonderfully done, with really wonderful actors. I LOVE A GREAT ENDING!!… More
paul sandberg
This film has at its core a really overused plot - the estranged young son forced to re-unite with a parent, who then, after a bumpy ride, learn to love each… More
CAST: Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion, Jimmy Bennett, Benjamin Bratt, Joey Lauren Adams DIRECTED BY: James Mottern SUMMARY: Michelle Monaghan stars as a… More
Bruce Bruce
A good indy film, nothing more, so say it has a slow star, I say it's slow throughout. Good acting and good story line just can't go any higher the 3… More
Drew Smith
I was totally rooting for Michelle Monaghan to succeed in this. I think I've seen her in exactly two movies, one of which I hated, but she's against… More