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Roadie

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

January 06, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

NC-17

Director :

Michael Cuesta

Starring :

Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Jarlath Conroy, Suzette Gunn

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : C

“..while the reunion works on an expository level, its awkwardness extends to the filmmaking..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..the uniqueness of the story could be a marketing handicap, but word of mouth could provide a commercial counterweight..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
1.5 of 4

“..takes its characters' suffering seriously without ever properly justifying said misery as enlightening or unique..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..seems unfocused at first, and a little under-powered..”
by Kurt Loder [Reason Online]
Review rate : C+

“..merely assembles the usual ingredients into an average..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
“..make you wish that Thomas Wolfe had written, "You could go home again, but please don't, because it's not going to very interesting..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
“..it's tough to say what the commercial prospects for this flawed but audacious picture might be - except, wait, no it's not..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
7 of 10

“..it is the unflinching accuracy of the photography and the dialogues that make this such a scary film..”
by Ron Wilkinson [Monsters and Critics]
“..enough to redeem Cuesta's indie commonplaces..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
5 of 10

“..eldard has a shambling charisma, but Roadie becomes a one-note comedy whose darker undertones are never fully explored..”
by Chris Barsanti [PopMatters]
Review rate : B

“..each scene offers some quietly precise moment of truth..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
Review rate : C

“..disappointingly rote as its standard setup suggests..”
by Alison Willmore [AV Club]
“..delivers large doses of rock..”
by Doris Toumarkine [Film Journal International]
“..amazingly, Roadie does not make a mockery of its protagonist..”
by Leslie Stonebraker [New York Press]
Review rate : B

“..a fresh alternative to typical indie-cinema wallowing..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]

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