Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | USA, Luxembourg | In English | 101 mins | MA15+
Robert Pattinson gives a career-best performance in this atmospheric crime thriller about a heist gone wrong and a man’s increasingly desperate attempts to free his jailed brother. Straight from Competition in Cannes and set over one adrenaline-filled day and night in New York, Good Time is a gritty, action-packed film that has been compared to seminal American films of the 70s like Dog Day Afternoon and Taxi Driver. Pattinson plays Constantine Nikas, who attempts a bank robbery with his intellectually disabled brother Nick (Benny Safdie).
Not the most competent criminals, the brothers make some fateful mistakes and in the ensuing mayhem, Nick is arrested. Increasingly desperate, Constantine dives into the city’s underworld on a dangerous mission to free his vulnerable brother. With a great score by Oneohtrix Point Never, a relentless pace and Pattinson’s incredible performance, Good Time is an exhilarating genre film with great emotional impact.
"A breathless, battering pulp thriller – precision-edited to 100 minutes. "– VARIETY
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