The Rover
First screened in June 2014
Director: David Michôd. Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Tawanda Manyimo, Richard Green, Ben Armor, Jamie Fallon, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Gerald Coulthard, Nash Edgerton, Anthony Hayes, Jan Palo. Screenplay: David Michôd and Joel Edgerton.

Twitter Capsule: Don't go. Do not see this movie. Make sure to avoid The Rover. Don't do it. I'm trying to help. I want to be clear. No.

Second Capsule: Post-apocalyptic, bullet-addicted Dude, Where's My Car? But worse. Michôd's bold style becomes turgid, nasty self-parody.

VOR:   Not inept, just colossally overstated and inert. Fleeting moments (slow-mo crash, "Pretty Girl Rock") hint at riskier movie this isn't. Conspicuous style but not creative.

Photo © 2014 A24/Screen Australia/Porchlight Films/Blue-Tongue Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: F

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