Film Review: The Rover (Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson) In a bleak world a persistent victim will not be denied his due

The Rover, with Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson & Scoot McNairy.  Director, David Michôd.  This Australian film, set in a world where some sort of unspecified social or economic collapse has taken place, showcases Pearce’s dramatic & emotive skills – successfully.

Pearce simmers in hopelessness & unsaid anger.  A resident of the middle of nowhere, upset when a group of suspicious characters fly past; taking something, which is most definitely his.  I’ve not seen this kind of performance in him since Memento.  The smallest of expressions, & his whole being; saying so much.

Pattinson surely shines as an accidental companion in a mature role, so different from his previous characters which were meant to either pander to children or overly prove his street credentials.  I like him.  Though it will take some serious, strategic placing in equally swell films to ensure his place among the A-listers.

The movie is remarkable in its simplicity & barely qualifies as science fiction; but rather, a projection.  Where the drama & mood are the mainstay.  If there is desolation portrayed in the film, it’s a social malaise.  Instead of the environment, which functions as a stage to the characters’ despair.

I recommend the film.  It’s fascinating to watch the dynamics between Pearce & Pattinson.  There is some sort of sympathetic electricity between them; but there is no doubt that Pearce is the star.

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3 responses

  1. i didn’t know whether i want to watch this’ on one hand there is Guy Pearce whos great on the other its Robert Pattinson somebody i really don’t want to see. ill keep on struggling with myself for a while regarding this one.