"ONE OF THE YEAR’S TEN BEST. Watching it again, I loved it even more. Rare is the film that refuses to judge its flawed characters. Rare is the film that has so much heart. From soundtrack to setting, every detail feels real, as if the Cuestas have known these characters all their lives."
"**** Roadie soars. A fresh alternative to typical indie-cinema wallowing."
"Ron Eldard is top-notch. Soulfully directed by Michael Cuesta, ‘Roadie’ is a perfectly attuned character study of this rock relic."
"Gritty, honest and uncategorizable--a showcase for the outsized acting talents of Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale and Jill Hennessy. Eldard gives a valiant performance and Hennessy, who seems to get better with each film, seems the perfect embodiment of the beauty who never left the neighborhood, and should have.” "
"ROADIE IS WORTH THE TRIP thanks to knockout turns by Ron Eldard and Bobby Cannevale, two of our finest actors at work. Eldard is magnetic and heartbreaking."
"QUIETLY POWERFUL. Director Michael Cuesta beautifully evokes Forest Hills (Queens), balancing neighborhood bluster with nostalgia and tough love."
"Cuesta captures the outer-outer-boroughness of New York City like nobody else."
Jimmy, a longtime roadie for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult, has been fired by the band. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to see his aging mom in Forest Hills, Queens, where a wild encounter with two old high school friends shows him that some things never change.