The Rover

The Rover

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The Rover

Set in the Australian desert in a dangerous near future, director David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom starring Guy Pearce. Eric (Pearce), the victim of a gang of robbers who've stolen all his possessions, sets off to track them down with the help of Reynolds (Robert Pattinson), an injured member of the gang who they've left behind. Co-written by Animal Kingdom actor Joel Edgerton.

2014Rating: R16103 minsAustralia
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Isn’t exactly something we’ve never seen before, but it has a desolate beauty all its own, and a career-redefining performance by Robert Pattinson.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Pattinson is suggesting his career post-Twilight will sparkle like Edward Cullen's skin. Michod, meanwhile, confirms he's a filmmaker of considerable talents.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

There's a purity to the utter lack of rationale here; this, combined with Michôd's way with a landscape, makes for a passable guy-picture masquerading as something deep.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Michôd creates a good deal of ambient menace in The Rover; Pearce has a simmering presence. But I felt there was a bit of muddle...

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Dark and engaging, with superb use of the heart-stopping landscape around the Flinders Ranges, but it could be accused of mannerism.

3.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

The desolate parable of brooding outback justice plays out as though Cormac McCarthy has reimagined Mad Max 2 for the 21st century, with late-model cars and breathable-fibre costumes.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Pearce... gives all the cold-hearted remorselessness of a classic Western or film noir anti-hero who refuses to die before exacting vengeance for an unpardonable crime.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Where Animal Kingdom kept dragging us towards its dark, dead centre - often against our will - The Rover just warns us to keep our distance and leaves it at that.

0

Gruesome and empty

Right from the first few minutes of this film you know you are in for a dark, joyless, violent ride. There is no doubting the beauty of the photography but the story is void of humanity or redemption and ultimately leaves you wishing you'd better spent two hours of your life.

2.0
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A TWISTED DELIGHT

David Michod’s follow up to 'Animal Kingdom' is no less brutal and no less riveting. In an apocalyptic future reminiscent of 'The Road', Eric (Guy Pearce), seeks to retrieve his stolen car, capturing one of the car-thieves’ brothers, Rey (Robert Pattinson), along the way. It’s a basic plot, held together by a masterclass in direction, Natasha Braier’s...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Isn’t exactly something we’ve never seen before, but it has a desolate beauty all its own, and a career-redefining performance by Robert Pattinson.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Pattinson is suggesting his career post-Twilight will sparkle like Edward Cullen's skin. Michod, meanwhile, confirms he's a filmmaker of considerable talents.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's a purity to the utter lack of rationale here; this, combined with Michôd's way with a landscape, makes for a passable guy-picture masquerading as something deep.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Michôd creates a good deal of ambient menace in The Rover; Pearce has a simmering presence. But I felt there was a bit of muddle...

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Dark and engaging, with superb use of the heart-stopping landscape around the Flinders Ranges, but it could be accused of mannerism.

3.0
0
SBS

SBS

press

The desolate parable of brooding outback justice plays out as though Cormac McCarthy has reimagined Mad Max 2 for the 21st century, with late-model cars and breathable-fibre costumes.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pearce... gives all the cold-hearted remorselessness of a classic Western or film noir anti-hero who refuses to die before exacting vengeance for an unpardonable crime.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Where Animal Kingdom kept dragging us towards its dark, dead centre - often against our will - The Rover just warns us to keep our distance and leaves it at that.

0

Gruesome and empty

Right from the first few minutes of this film you know you are in for a dark, joyless, violent ride. There is no doubting the beauty of the photography but the story is void of humanity or redemption and ultimately leaves you wishing you'd better spent two hours of your life.

2.0
0

A TWISTED DELIGHT

David Michod’s follow up to 'Animal Kingdom' is no less brutal and no less riveting. In an apocalyptic future reminiscent of 'The Road', Eric (Guy Pearce), seeks to retrieve his stolen car, capturing one of the car-thieves’ brothers, Rey (Robert Pattinson), along the way. It’s a basic plot, held together by a masterclass in direction, Natasha Braier’s...

4.0
0