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The Rover (2014) Movie Information

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The Rover (2014)
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Overall Rank:

6432

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

38

Genres:

Drama, Sci-Fi

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/13/2014

DVD Release:

09/23/2014

Director:

David MichŰd

Actors:

Guy Pearce
Robert Pattinson
Scoot McNairy
David Field
Anthony Hayes
Gillian Jones

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A gang targets the wrong man after they steal his car from a desolate Australian town. When he captures a wounded member of the gang, the lone man will stop at nothing to get his revenge. -- Chris Kavan

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Jacob Zembower 09/08/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The Rover may not offer much when it comes to being thought provoking or particularly deep. But with enough suspense, solid direction, and quick pacing keep it interesting and watchable. However, the best parts about it are two strong performances in Guy Pierce, probably one of the most underrated actors working today, and surprisingly, Robert Pattinson who continues to grow as an actor by giving the best performance of his career so far. He's damn good here, from his facial ticks, body language, and southern accent, he absolutely nails it. Ultimately, the film is nothing groundbreaking, but it's certainly worth a watch. (Rated R- violence and language)

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  ikkegoemikke
ikkegoemikke
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11/02/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Arty images, brilliant performances, boring story

"You should never stop thinking about a life you've taken. That's the price you pay for taking it."

Now this was a really bizarre movie. The only thing that sticks in my mind is that it's a terribly slow film with a brilliant soundtrack. After watching "Chef" I was starving. After watching "The Rover" I was very thirsty. It's obvious that this film, which is set in Australia in a post-apocalyptic period, will automatically be compared with "Mad Max". And despite that there are many elements of excellent quality, it's just a dead simple storyline which is blown up out of proportion in a bombastic and rather pretentious way so the artistic moviegoers will give it a standing ovation.

The whole movie can be summarized as follows: a trio of crimina...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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09/14/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Harsh Future

The Rover takes equal parts The Road and Mad Max in providing a post-apocalyptic tale that is both bleak and uncompromising. We aren't told what happens - only that the world has suffered from some economic collapse. Eric (Guy Pearce) finds his car taken by a trio of criminals Henry, Caleb and Archie (Scoot McNairy, Tawanda Manyimo and David Field) and immediately sets about getting his one final possession back. It doesn't work out like he wants - and finds himself knocked out - but he won't give up that easily.

Soon he comes across a wounded man, Rey (a stubbly Robert Pattinson) and when he learns he is the brother of one of the men he is after, takes him along in order to find the men and get his car back. The Rover is punctuated by sudden acts of violence - a lot of sudden gunshots...

Rating of
3/4 

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  SIngli6
SIngli6
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07/06/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Disappointment

On the surface, The Rover is a winner. Itís beautiful to look at, contains some strong performances, and deals with confronting concepts. But scratch away that surface and what you are ultimately left with is a slow, empty, aimless picture that mistakes its misanthropy for a profound insight into the human condition. There are only so many scenes of people shooting other (often defenceless) people in the face that you can watch before questioning the whole purpose of the endeavour.

The movieís post-apocalyptic setting, at first intriguing, soon loses its novelty when it becomes clear the film is more interested in dissecting the impenetrable psyche of its protagonist, played by Guy Pierce, instead of finding something interesting to do with the idea of the end of the freaking world! No...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Looneymanthegreat
Looneymanthegreat
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06/22/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Boring, But With Good Acting

The Rover is frustrating in its illusiveness. Itís one of the more literally pretentious movies, Iíve ever seen. The characters arcs never really seemed fully developed or even existent, and the movies message, if there is even intended to be one, is held at bay by the movie insistent refusal to not be interesting in the least.

The movies characters are poorly defined or stereotypical. This is a forgivable sin, but The Rovers pace is slow and plodding, and never really fluctuates. the result s that the audience has little to do throughout the running time but watch the boring lead characters stair at each other intensely or partake in some of the most boring gunplay sequences you will ever see. Nothing ever builds up; itís the most ho-hum feeling R- rated post apocalyptic Acton mo...

Rating of
2/4 

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