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      The Rover

      R Released Jun 20, 2014 1 hr. 42 min. Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      68% 173 Reviews Tomatometer 52% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score In the near future, mankind's greed and excesses have pushed civilization to the breaking point. Society is in decline, and the rule of law has disintegrated. Hardened drifter Eric (Guy Pearce) wanders across this dangerous and desolate landscape. When thieves steal Eric's car -- and only remaining possession -- they leave behind Rey (Robert Pattinson), a wounded comrade. Eric forces Rey to help him hunt down the gang in an unrelenting quest to take back the one thing that matters to him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 02 Buy Now

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      Fueled by engaging performances from Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, the tension-filled The Rover overcomes its narrative faults through sheer watchability.

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      Jessica M It was a really good movie that keeps your attention throughout. The post apocalyptic setting just adds to the storyline. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review Alec B Yeah its unforgivingly bleak, but it's also highly derivative of much better post-apocalyptic films. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review Stoner J NEVER (almost) seen a movie so ridiculous in my life! Nothing makes sense, practically zero dialogue, no story WHATSOEVER as it's just about 5 bumbling drifters with no plan or purpose and in the end… NO POINT PR CONCLUSION. Well, I guys there'd had to be some story to have concision and this on had NOTHING. I'd much rather watch a McDonald's commercial, at least I'd get a reaction! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Gareth v What makes this dystopian movie work despite it's flaws are the performances of Pearce & Pattinson. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/25/23 Full Review Nichols J The actors are brilliant. But, it feels like an unintentional comedy even though it tries so hard to be gritty and dark. The whole story seems like it's pointless, but at the same time you slowly realize the only point is one deranged character's revenge motive. I guess so he gets to feel like there's a tiny shred of justice in a messed up world? It's definitely watching in my opinion, if you enjoy character driven cinema. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/15/23 Full Review Green C Grim tale in the grim Australian Outback. It should have higher ratings in my opinion. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly Bleak, brutal, and ultimately pointless, the film stars Guy Pearce as a man whose car is stolen and who won't rest until he not only gets it back but also punishes, with extreme prejudice, the dirtbags who took it. Rated: C- Dec 3, 2014 Full Review Ryan Gilbey New Statesman The Rover equals only sporadically the fraught tension of Michôd's debut, Animal Kingdom (2010), but its horrors feel baked-in and genetic. Aug 21, 2014 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times That final surprising coda (it surprised this reviewer, anyway) goes some way towards making sense of the whole mad enterprise. Rated: 3/5 Aug 16, 2014 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …with two immersive lead performances, a desolate atmosphere and some gasp-inducing bursts of in-your-face action, The Rover is a thought-provoking minor slice of sci-fi, all the better for keeping the stakes small… Rated: 3/5 Oct 11, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies It’s a grubby, callous, and ferocious film that takes what looks like limitations and uses them as great strengths. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Refreshingly shot on film by cinematographer Natasha Braier, The Rover's presentation looks gorgeous and trance-like in its long, measured shots of dilapidated towns, purple-hued skies at dusk, and barren countryside. Rated: 4/4 Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In the near future, mankind's greed and excesses have pushed civilization to the breaking point. Society is in decline, and the rule of law has disintegrated. Hardened drifter Eric (Guy Pearce) wanders across this dangerous and desolate landscape. When thieves steal Eric's car -- and only remaining possession -- they leave behind Rey (Robert Pattinson), a wounded comrade. Eric forces Rey to help him hunt down the gang in an unrelenting quest to take back the one thing that matters to him.
      Director
      David Michôd
      Executive Producer
      Tory Metzger, Adam Rymer, Vincent Sheehan, Anita Sheehan, Nina Stevenson, Glen Basner, Alison Cohen
      Screenwriter
      David Michôd
      Distributor
      A24
      Production Co
      Porchlight Films, Lava Bear Films
      Rating
      R (Some Bloody Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 2014, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 23, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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