• Released
  • June 13, 2014
  • (6/13 - LA/NY; 6/20 - Wide)
  • R , 1 hr 42 min
  • Drama
The Rover Synopsis
A loner (Guy Pearce) begins an unrelenting pursuit of the brutal thieves who stole his car.
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Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
The Rover might not be about anything at all, but the dust it stirs up sticks to you after you leave the theater.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The Rover is a sterling example of the new Australian noir.
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The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
Bleak, brutal and unrelentingly nihilist, and with only sporadic flashes of the blackest, most mordant humor to lighten the load, it feels...
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By John Bleasdale
For most post-apocalyptic films, the nightmare is really a disguised fantasy. In Michôd's excellent The Rover, the nightmare is real.
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The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
While Michôd never satisfactorily develops the central relationship, The Rover is still a showcase for two strong performances.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Rover, is anything but lively, though it's long on menace, often violent and consistently fascinating.
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By Scott Foundas
Michod’s sophomore feature isn’t exactly something we’ve never seen before, but it has a desolate beauty all its own, and a...
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The Wrap

By Diane Garrett
The Rover is less an allegory than a suggestion how bad things could become. It's well made, and it's disturbing, if not overly passion...
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Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
Robert Pattinson's stare is almost thousand-yard enough to make the film's sense of tragedy feel downright Greek.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
As violent and primal as “Animal Kingdom,” but not as brisk. The film grinds to a halt in between confrontations. And those shoot-outs are...
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By mainsrgregory
A well acted, hard hitting film!! Worth a watch!...


By sawallace07
This movie was STRANGE....

Perfect Performances

By dddevaluv
The pace, the delivery, the cinematography, and music - all pitch perfect. Some feel it moves slow in the middle, but the study of these characters need their time. Kudos David Michod. Don't expect a...

The Rover

By Gvirella06
Excellent film...

Intense but slow drama

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The Rover

By linusinus
I thought Robert Pattinson was an incredible actor in this movie! He made the movie in my opinion. It was beautiful, yet sad at the same time. I do feel that it was a little slow in spots, but at...

Worst movie I have ever seen

Don't waste time on this. Terrible plot - bad acting....

I want 1 Hour and 42 minutes of my life back!

By Staxofjoy
This movie is just awful! No script, very little dialog and so slow. A big disappointment from such talented actors....

Outstanding a Must Watch for 2014

By NassaDane
Second movie from the great and up in coming Aussie director David Michôd. And boy does it deliver. This film has a wonderfully bleak but poignant snap shot of a possible post apocalyptic future....

So glad to be among the lucky few who saw this!

By Carson Dyle
If you're looking for a remake of "Dude, Where's My Car" or need to be spoon-fed exposition, you may feel initially let down by The Rover, but stick around for a stunning example of film-making at...

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Rated R | For Some Bloody Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Downbeat, violent post-apocalyptic Australian crime movie.
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