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  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

Canned from a 20-year job as roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy is broke and returns to his hometown, where a wild night with some hard-partying high school friends shows him that some things never change.

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Rotten: Roadie has the stench of freshman-year mandatory creative writing all over it, from its cribs of Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller to an ending that's embarrassingly, clangingly metaphorical.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fresh: I simultaneously want to endorse its ambition and nerve and report that it's a very mixed bag.

- Andrew O'Hehir,, Monday, April 25, 2011

Fresh: Rare is the film that refuses to judge its flawed characters, or that grasps the ache of nostalgia while remaining clear-eyed in the face of reality.

- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Thursday, January 5, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The story of a 'could have been' rock star, that ended up as a roadie for 20 years. Not a very eventful film. A little on the slow side. All in all, not much to write home about.....

- itsjustme2004, Monday, October 1, 2012

3 stars

An indie drama with a familiar story that adequately hits all of its emotional beats, but never goes past that. Ron Eldard is fine in his role, but isn't given a lot to work with, as the script is seemingly unfocused, and the film itself really doesn't get into much depth. As derivative as it is, the film is always watchable, and does a few interesting things with Eldard's character that make it worth checking out.

- fb704730572, Saturday, January 7, 2012

2 stars

It started off fine then as it progresses everything gets WAY TOO mellowdramatic and over the top.Eldard was good as Jimmy.But how annoying was the normally amusing Bobby Cannavale? Testicles, really?!?5/10

- mrgoogle1011, Sunday, March 18, 2012