Roadie Synopsis
A newly unemployed stagehand (Ron Eldard) returns to his childhood home in Queens, N.Y.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 clichéd vein as the opening scenes of him alone yelling and...
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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...
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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...
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Roadie review

By efoley654
I enjoyed the movie Roadie with Ron Eldard. The acting was very good. But my favorite part was the incredible music of Blue Oyster Cult. And not just the usual 4 or 5 you hear on the radio. Great...

The roadie or anyone living life...

By PRUVEIT
Just saw this and found it truly engrossing. When ones life is at a cross roads... Do you face the reality or hide it......

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Rated R | For Pervasive language and some drug content