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The Rover (2014)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 June 2014 (USA)
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10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his only possession, his car. Along the way, he captures one of the thieves' brother, and the duo form an uneasy bond during the dangerous journey.

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Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naïve young man along as his unwitting accomplice. Written by Anonymous

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Fear the man with nothing left to lose.

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Rated R for language and some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,302 (USA) (13 June 2014)

Gross:

$1,109,199 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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David Michôd wrote the character of Eric specifically for Guy Pearce. See more »

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Eric: You should never stop thinking about a life you've taken. That's the price you pay for taking it.
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Do I Worry?
Written by Cowan/Worth
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Performed by The Ink Spots
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Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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Post apocalyptic case of road rage
22 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a bleak future this film portrays.

Felt like an apocalyptic Western meets old school Road Warrior. Filmed in the Australian desert, I think they could have financed this film from loose change at starring actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson's houses.

Without a doubt the best performance from Robert Pattinson I've seen. Granted, I've not seen too many Pattinson films but he does a really good job of playing the half wit brother of one of the dudes jacked Guy's car.

Mysterious drifter shows up at the filthiest, dingiest outback pub in Australia just for a glass of water. Three shot up dudes in a truck crash outside the pub, steal his car and he will stop and nothing, nothing to get it back.

It's a wonderfully dreary world in which this film is set. Everyone is so dirty. They should get an Oscar for make up when all the actors did was not shower for what looks about three months.

Lots of long shots, tension filled chords supply the majority of the soundtrack.

I really dug it. Most folks are gonna hate it. Very gritty. Very dirty. Very violent. Very non-Hollywood.

It's a nice piece of cinema. And there's a midget.


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