Written June 21, 2014
Don't waste time on this. Terrible plot - bad acting.
Written June 29, 2014
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 its absolute best.
It doesn't matter what caused the breakdown of society or who the central characters were before the fall; all that matters is survival in a lawless world whose stark terrain is perfectly matched by a discordant soundtrack and minimal dialogue.. How will two very different men cope with the situation and each other? As we learn more about them, other questions arise, the tension increases and our emotions are engaged in a way that lingers in hearts and minds long after the credits roll. Guy Pearce is fantastic, as usual, and I defy you take your eyes off Robert Pattinson's Rey.
Written June 26, 2014
A well acted, hard hitting film!!
Worth a watch!
Written June 16, 2014
This movie is David Michod's follow-up to Animal Kingdom and it's a worthy successor. Pearce and Pattinson both are mesmerizing in their respective roles and Michod's pacing is deliberate but never slow. You don't dare look away from the screen because you never know what's around the next corner. See it with a group as there is lots to talk (and argue) about once you leave the theater!
Written June 19, 2014
It's a sparse suspenseful thriller. There are no grand ideas posed about why humanity might've collapsed but the film is not trying to be a big ideas movie. Instead it is very much akin to a western. A pair of men from different worlds fighting their way across the harsh landscape to seek revenge. Several tense action scenes keep the film entertaining and the acting is also engaging.