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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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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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Box Office

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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Was originally going to be written by both Michôd and Joel Edgerton for Edgerton's brother, Nash, to direct it. See more »

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Eric: What feeling do you have when you wake up in the morning? When your feet touch the floor? Or before that, when you're lying there thinking about your feet hitting the floor. Do you know what I'm talking about?
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Grim, bleak and bloody Fantastic.
3 July 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A visually stunning and surreal film which left me perplexed and amazed. Guy Pierce is a marvel, who knew anyone could do so much with a script that is about ten words long, 'Under' acting at its best.

I never really thought much of Robert Pattinson up until now but he is also surprisingly excellent in his risky supporting role.

Very original, very Australian and definitely not a film for the masses, it's certainly open to interpretation. Shockingly violent,dark,gritty, confusing and awkward. But it's the best thing I've seen in years.

If you are bored with the ten a penny 'Blockbusters' that Hollywood churns out by the dozen then I would thoroughly recommend this thought provoking and refreshingly different film. Ten out of ten.


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