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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
In the near future, mankind's greed and excesses have pushed civilization to the breaking point. Society is in decline, and the rule of law has disintegrated. Hardened drifter Eric (Guy Pearce) wanders across this dangerous and desolate landscape. When thieves steal Eric's car -- and only remaining possession -- they leave behind Rey (Robert Pattinson), a wounded comrade. Eric forces Rey to help him hunt down the gang in an unrelenting quest to take back the one thing that matters to him.

Cast: Guy Pearce , Robert Pattinson , Scoot McNairy , David Field , Anthony Hayes , Gillian Jones , Susan Prior , Richard Green

Director: David Michôd

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: A24

The Rover (2014)

Release Date: June 20th, 2014|1 hr. 42 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    All you really need to know is that The Rover is a modern Western that explodes the terms good and evil; that its desolation is brilliantly rendered by Michôd and cinematographer Natasha Braier; that Pearce and Pattinson are a blazing pair of opposites. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Best of all is the work of Gillian Jones, who shows up in one scene as "Grandma." show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Rover, is anything but lively, though it's long on menace, often violent and consistently fascinating. show more

  • June 27, 2014 irv
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    whoever gave this "movie" a favorable review should have their head examined. worst movie of the year (so far)

  • June 22, 2014 cathyforgue
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    LOVED this brilliant film ! It's a blend of Mad Max, Apocolypse Now,Drive, and a modern -day Of Mice and Men. It's dark , violent, and uncompromising in telling its tale. Guy Pearce is like a feral drifter, a wounded rabid animal still in a rage. He plays his role so strongly. Rob Pattinson is so amazing in his role as a slow, bullied American kid from the South . I thought he was strong in Cosmopolis but this is even better ! He displays incredible range. He is the soul of this film. The journey between these two guys with opposite personalities in such a bleak, post- collapse world IS the story. If you like smart, good, strong films with quality acting , then you'll love this ! David Michod, director of Animal Kingdom and writer/director of this film, knocks it out of the ballpark ! Scenery and music score are SO unique !

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'The Rover' Star Guy Pearce on Apocalypse Confusion, His Marvel Future, and 'Prometheus' Rumors

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Drew Taylor on Jun 20th, 2014 1:00PM

Guy Pearce is one of those actors who disappears so completely into his characters that when he's not on screen, you tend to forget jut how phenomenal he is. Then he'll pop up in something -- say,...

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