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The Rover (2014)

R | | 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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Chan Kien ...
Karaoke 1
Tek Kong Lim ...
Karaoke 2
Tawanda Manyimo ...
Caleb
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Henry
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Archie
Scott Perry ...
Dying Soldier
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Rey
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Storekeeper
Ben Armer ...
Benny
Ethan Hanslow ...
Hanging Gardens Boy
Gillian Jones ...
Grandma
Jamie Fallon ...
Colin
Frank C. Sun ...
Acrobat 1 (as Chen 'Frank' Sun)
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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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Crime | Drama

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

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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Rey: 'Cause I believe in God and I know Henry believes in God. There's no harm Henry would want to see me come to. I believe in that.
Eric: Look at the harm you've come to and where is Henry?
Rey: He's waiting for me.
Eric: He's not waiting for you.
Rey: Yes, he is.
Eric: No, he's not. I'll tell you what God's given you. He's put a bullet in you and he's abandoned you out here to me. He feels nothing for you. He couldn't give a fuck if you died tomorrow. God gave you a brother who's not waiting for you. He gave you a brother ...
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Referenced in Something Elemental: Making the Rover (2014) See more »

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Do I Worry?
Written by Stanley Cowan (as Cowan) and Bobby Worth (as Worth)
(Southern Music Australasia)
Performed by The Ink Spots
Under license to Geffen records (US)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
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Surprising
27 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reviews for this weren't exactly bad, or even mixed. But it did seem to get a lot of negative ones, and a lot of neutral, unpassionate ones. To my surprise, this is a fine film. Sure, not all that original, but the directing is really strong, as is the acting, Robert Pattinson, in particular, really shines and the best I've ever seen him be. Who knew he had this sort of performance in him, I certainly didn't, and it makes me interested in what he can accomplish in the future. Guy Pearce was strong too, with a pretty subdued, but very intense, character to play. The rest of the supporting players give some nice work too. Overall, I recommend this.


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