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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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Karaoke 1
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Caleb
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Henry
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Dying Soldier
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Storekeeper
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Ethan Hanslow ...
Hanging Gardens Boy
Gillian Jones ...
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Colin
Frank C. 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:

$12,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,109,199 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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The scene which involves Rey (Robert Pattinson) listening to the song "Pretty Girl Rock" by Keri Hilson is a joke by the director to remind the audience of how pretty Pattinson use to look in the Twilight films. 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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Four Day Interval
Written by Danny Bitney (as Bitney), John Herndon (as Herndon), John McEntire (as McEntire), Douglas McCombs (as McCombs) and Jeffrey Parker (as Parker)
(House of Hassle/Gaga Music)
Performed by Tortoise
Licensed courtesy of Thrill Jockey/Gaga Music
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Excellent
6 June 2014 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

"The Rover" is one of those productions that remind me of everything I love about movies.

The director is a master of his craft, providing us a very captivating story with a slow narrative. The visual composition impressed me a lot, along with the great atmospheric soundtrack.

Guy Pearce plays the lead character so well. He deserves to win all awards that he will be nominated for. But the overall acting is top- notch, with Robert Pattinson giving a very good performance, totally immersing himself into his character.

While "The Rover" may not be everyone's taste, I believe anyone who enjoyed "The Road" or "No Country For Old Men" will like it. And for me, this is certainly up there with those two films.


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