80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
It's here, in a keenly captured Forest Hills, Queens, land of low-lit bars and manicured lawns, that Roadie soars as a gently comic drama about living the dream - or trying to.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Michael Cuesta's perfectly-pitched indie captures the pain of arrested development with so much empathy and insight, you can't help but root for the unmoored, overgrown adolescent at its center.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A lot of what takes place in Roadie feels overly familiar, and the film could have been a wallow in pathos except for the performances, especially that of Eldard.
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Eldard, with eyes projecting adolescent vulnerability and a body lost to awkward midlife chub, is enough to redeem Cuesta's indie commonplaces.
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70

Variety

Roadie features some wonderfully evocative music out of its characters' collective past (local legends the Good Rats, for instance) but like Jimmy himself, it takes a bit of a push to get the picture going, which it gets, both emotionally and dramatically, thanks largely to its ensemble.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Soulfully directed by Michael Cuesta ("L.I.E."), Roadie is short on narrative momentum, but it's a perfectly attuned character study of this rock relic and his middle-aged sorrows.
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60

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
I simultaneously want to endorse its ambition and nerve and report that it's a very mixed bag.
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
One problem is Jimmy and his mother's dialogue, which continues in the same clich├ęd vein as the opening scenes of him alone yelling and yammering into his cell.
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50

The A.V. Club

Aside from the entertaining specificity about its setting and its protagonist's profession, Roadie is as disappointingly rote as its standard setup suggests.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
A slice of slight character-driven conventionality in which directorial sensitivity and drama rooted in tense conversations and intermittent blow-ups prove incapable of imparting depth to a tale that plays like a series of simplistic stock gestures.
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61 out of 100
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