The Rover

The Rover

DVD - 2014
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In a world ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one possession that still matters to him.
"This minimalist gem affords a chance to see ex-Twilight star Robert Pattinson at his dramatic best."--Toronto Star
"What makes 'The Rover' more watchable than the average self-conscious genre exercise is Pearce, who exudes such weary authority and palpable vulnerability that he's sympathetic even in the film's most brutalizing moments."--Washington Post
"... one of those compellingly nasty visions of the future that has plenty to say about humanity -- whether we want to hear it or not."--Empire Magazine
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A
Publisher: [United States] : Seville/Filmed Ent/Pdx, 2014
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA ROVER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 24, 2017

I love this movie. It's an actor's movie, made for creative expression regarding the acting within the backdrop of the desert, which gives it a very cool aftertaste. It is definitely a movie made to be seen more than once, just like Ravenous, also with Guy Pearce. I recommend it

Aug 22, 2017

Wasn't worth watching. Acting by Pattinson was excellent despite strange story he was given to be in. Guy Pearce after his car all this time kiĺling so many people along the way just so he can______. I won't spoil it. Watch it and you will find out why he had to find his car and what was so important in it.

Apr 25, 2017

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are caught up in the mother of all economic depressions in a remote area of Australia. The some-what road trip film of these two armed and dangerous guys gives these two fine actors an opportunity to show their considerable film talents. The film, largely because of the fine acting, kept me interested the whole time. No academy awards here, but still a fine showcase of two good actors.

Sep 13, 2016

I liked this movie, one of very few I could watch twice. I understand why other people didn't like it though. All the characters are horrible people, which is often the case in movies. Certain parts don't make sense at all either...Like, if everyone is murdering each other so casually, why didn't the car thieves kill Guy at the start? The end really makes it, & I caught a couple details on the 2nd watch...for example, the midget throws a rock at a dog...Then we see the look on Pearce's face...Very subtle.

Jan 25, 2016

Not for everyone apparently, but I found this to be superbly atmospheric. Both Pattison and Pearce's acting is pitch perfect. It drills right into the soul of both characters in this collapsing lost world. Comparable to The Road, but much stronger characterizations and more believable as the world goes out with a whimper, not a bang. Most memorable film I've seen in a long while. Terrific final shock in the last few frames.

Jan 04, 2016

Interesting. The Australian landscape is perfect for the mood of grit and scarcity. Robert Pattinson is surprisingly excellent. A few rather large holes in the plot, but an enjoyable movie nonetheless.

Dec 14, 2015

still not sure what this film was about or the purpose. some Aussie had money to blow on a film? maybe.

Dec 10, 2015

The Rover illuminates a sliver of the collateral damage wreaked on society by a financial apocalypse, the latter an alien concept beyond the comprehension of people without the skills to count the nickels and dimes in their piggy bank. Not recommended for those afflicted with attention deficit disorder (ADD).

teddypawz Oct 11, 2015

The entire movie is about a guy wanting his car back, period. Boring.

Sep 19, 2015

Trite, predictable; so much padding, it could be done in 5 min.

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Dec 28, 2014

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

Rey: Not everything has to be about something.

Eric: What feeling do you have when you wake up in the morning? When your feet touch the floor? Or before that, when you're lying there thinking about your feet hitting the floor. Do you know what I'm talking about?

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