The Rover (2014)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
THE ROVER, David Michôd's highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car, they leave behind a wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him. Michôd also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 161
- Fresh: 106
- Rotten: 55
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Bleak, brutal, and ultimately pointless, the film stars Guy Pearce as a man whose car is stolen and who won't rest until he not only gets it back but also punishes, with extreme prejudice, the dirtbags who took it.
Fresh: What makes "The Rover" more watchable than the average self-conscious genre exercise is Pearce, who exudes such weary authority and palpable vulnerability that he's sympathetic even in the film's most brutalizing moments.
Fresh: An evocative, moody road movie through the Australian Outback that's as sparse and dry as the desolate landscape it traverses, its deliberate rhythm punctuated by short periods of shocking, bloody violence.
Fresh: Like many a late 21st century Western -- regardless of the land of its origins -- The Rover asks what happens on the downslope of Manifest Destiny? As hot, parched and heated as the atmosphere is, the answers are chilling.
Dark, But Honors a True Bond unique to Humanity
Those that pan this movie truly have no brain in their head, no heart beating in their chest, and no soul in their body. All is lost in this future. Our protagonist has given up on his fellow man largely because they have devolved into shambling meat automatons barely eking out a pathetic existence by victimizing one another — and he has begun to devolve himself as a mode of self preservation. He briefly finds hope in humanity again in an unlikely source. But all is indeed lost in this future world, and in the final scene, we bear witness to what may be Man’s Final Truest Enduring Bond when our swan song does come, the music ends and all the chairs are gone.
Buy this for someone you hate. There is no story line and it will hardly keep your attention, and its just terrible! for the love of GOD go buy some paint instead. I wont get my money back, maybe I can help you save yours.....
Nothing like "road warrior" or "western", just dismal
Full o' apathy. People wander in a listless daze. They shuffle up to loaded guns, stand up out in the open when shots are fired, 'cause they just don't care. There's not much food around, but everyone looks well fed despite doing nothing or doing opium and then doing nothing. Sometimes folks get edgy despite all that apathy, and then someone gets shot and forgotten.
If you're looking for an act of penitence, watching this movie is it! If you've been really bad, watch it twice.