An Excellent and Underexposed Film
Stephen M. Kerwick | Wichita, KS United States | 04/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Traveller takes on the subject of the eponymous groups of ethnic Irish con artists (there are also Scottish and English counterparts)of the Southeastern, Central and Southern United States with considerable (but not complete) authenticity. These groups typically fall short of the 'big cons' described in The Sting and some other con artist films, and instead concentrate on selling defective trailers and doing "homers" or construction and driveway repair scams. What the film does best with its fine cast of perfomers (even Mark Wahlberg, a vastly overrated actor does a good job playing himself in a role where it fits) is give an insight into the social milieu of the Travelers. This which forms a culture much like that of gypsies, which few Americans realize exists among peoples who came here from the British isles. Bill Paxton does his usual fine job in an understated role and my only criticism is that the film is just a bit quick and incomplete in providing a resolution of the issues. When Traveller was released it wasn't pushed very hard or circulated very widely and, as a result, few people were aware of it. This was an injustice, because it is far above the norm of Hollywood productions."
Bill paxton rocks
Stephen M. Kerwick | 06/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this film,check it out now! artisan could have putit in widescreen,with some extas,but the great film more than makes up for it.Mabye since lionsgate owns artisan we will get a special edition."