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