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Good Time (2017)

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After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.
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Caliph
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Peter the Psychiatrist
Saida Mansoor ...
Agapia Nikas
Gladys Mathon ...
Annie
Rose Gregorio ...
Loren Ellman
Eric Paykert ...
Eric the Bail Bondsman
Astrid Corrales ...
Bail Bondsman's Assistant
Rachel Black ...
Rachel the Public Defender
Hirakish Ranasaki ...
Trevor
Maynard Nicholl ...
Donnie
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After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

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Rated R for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Bom Comportamento  »

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$125,101 (USA) (13 August 2017)

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$356,951 (USA) (21 August 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie prepared for their roles by working at a car wash in Queens See more »

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Connie Nikas: You're incredible, do you understand?
Nick Nikas: Yeah.
Connie Nikas: I'm serious! Do you think I could have done that without you standing next to me, being strong?
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Connie Nikas: Are you feeling this? are you feeling as good as I'm feeling right now?
Nick Nikas: Yeah. I'm cold.
Connie Nikas: You're cold?
Nick Nikas: Yeah.
Connie Nikas: Let's get to Virginia, man!
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Frantic and Fantastic
19 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I could ever experience what it's like to be a neon light inside a crowded nightclub, I imagine it would feel a lot like watching Good Time.

This movie exudes intensity, electricity, and neonicity (not a real word, just roll with it). The opening scene provides the movie's blandest color scheme, but it's serious and compelling and important, so pay attention.

From there, the movie leaps fearlessly into a techno blasting, adrenaline surging, rush of mayhem and terrible decision making. Two brothers rob a bank, run from the police, and one ends up in the hospital. Then it gets worse.

Constantine (played by Robert Pattinson, in a career-making performance) lives a life of dysfunction. He struggles to maintain healthy relationships with family or friends or anyone. The one thing in his life that he's sure of is that he wants to take care of his brother, who has intellectual disabilities. He spends a majority of the film frantically (frantic accurately describes the mood for most of Good Time) attempting to save his brother from the trouble that he put him in. The problem is that Constantine can't even properly take care of himself, so helping his brother is far beyond his abilities.

Try as he may, every attempt to help backfires. Despite Constantine's good intentions, he is a powerfully negative influence in his brother's life. He sees himself as his brother's savior, but that's very far from the truth.

It's tempting to sympathize with Constantine. He has real moments of decency. But just when you may think this isn't such a bad guy, he showcases another instance of unsavory behavior. That seems to be the story of his life—fleeting moments of hope, followed by swift slaps of grim reality that are mostly brought on by his own doing.

In the end, his brother, Nick, becomes the more likable character. We want what is best for Nick, just like Constantine does. Because of this shared goal, I want Constantine to succeed. I have never rooted harder for a character that I didn't really want to root for. That's all because of Nick.

Since this is sounding deeply dramatic, let me reiterate, this isn't a plodding sob story. The frantic pace, ludicrously rousing music and color scheme will make your eyes bug out and your hair stand up. Actually, you may literally stand up at certain moments because of the intensity.

See Good Time if you're up for an intense crime thriller. Just don't forget to think while watching. There's more to this movie than neon and techno.


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