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The Rover (2014)

HD   R Closed Captioning

David Michod

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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. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 3, 2014

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. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 19, 2014

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. – Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jun 20, 2014

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. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jun 20, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Slow in places

While the movie is worth the price of a rental, it has some areas that could have been either shortened or eliminated with the same outcome. A few twist make it interesting.


I loved this film. Mesmerizing throughout, the performances are exceptional and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat, slowly revealing a depth and meaning far greater than you realize. This movie will keep you thinking for weeks about it's deeper insights and actually gets better after multiple viewings.

This movie is long and boring

None can doubt the directors talent but this is a snoozefest. Its long, meandering and pointless. Guy does a great job as he always does but there wasn't much to do. There is no character development really. There are brief moments of sharp dialog but its very short lived. If your thinking there is action buried in here dont waste your time.

The Rover (2014)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2014

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