The Rover

8/10

The new dystopian film from Dir. David Michôd is really gritty and manly! Some have unfairly dismissed the film as a Mad Max carbon copy but that is far from the truth. Yes the film has similar themes and location(Australia) but the story is quite different. I must say the casting was superb as was the acting, I might go out on a limb and say this has been some of  the greatest acting Guy Pearce has done since Memento. Robert Pattinson does quite well too in the film, different then much of his previous roles. Throughout the film Guy Pearce’s character is on a brutal search for his stolen car which leads him to meet Pattinson’s character. The details of why Pearce wants the car so bad is what keeps the story going throughout the runtime. Worth a watch for a nice lonely evening.