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Rated R · 102 minutes · 2014

Drama, Thriller
In a post economic collapse Australia, Eric (Guy Pearce) stops for a drink in a dirty bar and promptly has his car stolen. He gets a truck in exchange for that car, but he doesn't care, and immediately begins a relentless pursuit of his vehicle. Along the way, he picks up Rey (Robert Pattinson), an injured brother of one of the car thieves. They form a strange alliance that results in many deaths in the pursuit of an automobile and retribution. David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") has made a moody film utilizing a mighty uncomfortable looking Australian Outback. Pearce delivers some of his finest, fiercest work since the underrated "The Proposition," while Pattinson is extremely good as the simple, messed up Rey. The film also features Scoot McNairy, an actor piling up the great performances, in a small role but very noticeable role as Rey's brother. The film is full of stark imagery, sudden violence and dirt. Everything is covered in dirt. The grime suits the story, a story that proves that you don't need a heavy, complicated plot to make a good movie.
Official Site: therover-movie.com
Director: David Michôd
Producer: Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michôd, Tory Metzger, Adam Rymer, Vincent Sheehan, Anita Sheehan, Nina Stevenson, Glen Basner and Alison Cohen
Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Richard Green, Tawanda Manyimo and James Fallon

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Colorado Springs Independent The Rover never amounts to more than stylized grittiness This feels like the work of a talented and ambitious filmmaker with nothing to say. by Daniel Barnes 06/25/2014
Memphis Flyer Film Review: The Rover A terrifically effective meditation on violent, post-apocalyptic despair. by Greg Akers 06/19/2014
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NUVO The Rover: An existential jawbreaker It's Mad Max without the colorful punk road warriors, way-cool Thunderdomes and knockout epic action scenes. But there are other rewards. by Ed Johnson-Ott 06/20/2014
Inlander Revenge in the Outback Guy Pearce goes all Mad Max in The Rover by Marjorie Baumgarten 06/25/2014
Gambit Review: The Rover Ken Korman on Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in a post-apocalyptic Australian drama by Ken Korman 06/23/2014
Portland Mercury The Rover Wild The Rover: Hey guys? Let's never go to Australia. by Erik Henriksen 06/18/2014
New Times San Luis Obispo Review: The Rover Ken Korman on Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in a post-apocalyptic Australian drama by Ken Korman 06/23/2014
Creative Loafing Charlotte The Rover drifts Rating: ** by Matt Brunson 06/20/2014

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