Trucker Synopsis
A truck driver tries to turn her life around after she takes in her estranged 11 year old son.
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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
There are so many wonderfully unconventional things to like about this tiny independent film, Monaghan's earthy and uncompromising...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Trucker sets out on a difficult and tricky path, and doesn't put a foot wrong.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Written and directed by James Mottern with more attention to character than to plot, Trucker is a simple, unadorned study of a loner forced...
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Village Voice

It's a smooth ride thanks to Monaghan, and an impressive ensemble.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Although Trucker doesn't have the social import that made "Norma Rae" a hit, it's an affecting, small film that could catch on with...
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
You sense the Demme-esque working-class comedy that might have been.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Writer-director James Mottern's drama has a lived-in feel, but is notable mainly for Michelle Monaghan's glam-less turn as Diane.
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Fiercely acted but made with indifferent craft and no palpable feel for its subject matter, Trucker takes you on a ride from intrigue to...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Strip away the alt-country soundtrack, though, and you've got a Bette Davis fallen-woman-redeemed picture from 1937.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Whenever an actress takes on a gritty working-class role, the audience does a gut check of authenticity. Either the actress gets it, like...
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Trucker is a must see!

By vavvy2
Trucker is a refreshingly understated movie with an amazing performance by the lead actress Michelle Monaghan. It reminded me a lot of naturalistic slice of life movies from the 70's. I loved it!!...

Refreshing but Realistic

By Profsuze
I thought Trucker was a refreshing film because we get iinsight into the life of a woman trucker--something we never see or read about in other media, but it's a reality for thousands of women! It...


By chickencap
Michelle Monaghan really did a great job. It really is a terrific film; and again, Michelle rocks very hard in this....

Five Word Review

By Mucha
Monaghan Shows She Can Act!...

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Rated R | For sexuality, language, brief drug use involving minors, and a sexual assault