Overall Rank: 7294
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 39
Theatrical Release Date: 06/13/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/23/2014
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Michôd
Actors: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones
Plot: 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 - wrote on 09/08/2014
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 - wrote on 11/02/2017
"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 criminals are on the run for something they …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/14/2014
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 …
SIngli6 - wrote on 07/06/2014
On the surface, The Rover is a winner. It’s beautiful to look at, contains some strong performances, and deals with confronting concepts. But scratch away that surface and what you ultimately have is a slow, empty, aimless picture that mistakes its misanthropy for a profound insight into the human condition. You can watch only so many scenes of people shooting other (often defenceless) people in the face before you question the whole purpose of the endeavour.
The movie’s post-apocalyptic setting, at first intriguing, soon loses its novelty when it becomes clear that the film is more interested in dissecting the impenetrable psyche of its protagonist, played by Guy Pierce, than of finding something interesting to do with the idea of the end of the world. Normally I welcome …
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