R-pattz gets grimy in new movie Good Time
Cert 15, 102 minutes, in cinemas 17 November
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie Directors: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
THE PLOT After Connie (Pattinson) involves his brother Nick (Safdie), who has an intellectual disability, in a bank heist that goes awry in its immediate aftermath, he sets about busting Nick out of his police-guarded hospital bed.
WHAT’S RIGHT WITH IT? Cast against type as a low-life New York criminal, R-pattz delivers his most textured, eye-catching performance yet, and the twisty plot offers a fair few surprises. WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT? Since Connie reacts to every situation with such quick-witted intelligence, you wonder why he planned such a dumb crime in the first place, or involved Nick in it.
VERDICT Hip US indie directors the Safdie brothers deliver a career breakthrough, with one hell of an assist from their lead actor. Charles Gant
Crack is whack, eh, R-pattz?
Doing a bit of moody brooding