Animal Kingdom screenwriter David Michod writes and directs this post-apocalyptic western about a lone wolf drifter who joins forces with a wounded man to pursue a sadistic band of thieves. A decade after the collapse of the western world, Australia has become a lawless wasteland. As desperate outsiders pillage the country's precious mineral resources, taciturn Eric (Guy Pearce) travels from town to town searching for signs of life. Then, one day, Eric falls prey to vicious thieves who steal his car. In the process of making their getaway, the thieves abandon Rey (Robert Pattinson), their wounded partner-in-crime. Meanwhile Eric vows to reclaim his most treasures possession by whatever means necessary, and forces Rey to help him track down the men who left him for dead. Scoot McNairy and David Field co-star in this grim tale of revenge from writer/director David Michôd (whose script for the 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom took the Best Screenplay prize at that year's Australian Film Institute awards).
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Thriller
- Run Time: 100min.
- Distributor(s): A24
- Themes: Post-Apocalypse,Lone Wolves,Out For Revenge
- Tone: Gritty,Menacing,Rousing,Tense
drifter, gang-leader, investigation, lawlessness, loner, post-apocalypse, revenge, thief
- Country of Origin: USA -- Limited (zz-zz-2014)
- Language: English