• The Rover (2014)

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The Rover

Release Date: June 13th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

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

Production Co: Porchlight Films, Lava Bear Films

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Pursuit, Brooding, Revenge, House, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Diane GarrettTheWrap

    The Rover is less an allegory than a suggestion how bad things could become. It's well made, and it's disturbing, if not overly passion inducing. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Always commanding attention at the film’s center is Pearce, who, under a taciturn demeanor, gives Eric all the cold-hearted remorselessness of a classic Western or film noir anti-hero who refuses to die before exacting vengeance for an unpardonable crime. show more

  • 46
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    A dark, dreary and dull “Mad Max in Neutral” from director David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) that tries to pass off its blunt narrative and repetitiveness as some sort of style. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Winner Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)