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Review: Tense and immersive, Good Time features a new, gritty Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson in Good Time.

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4 out of 4 stars

Title
Good Time
Written by
Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie
Directed by
Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
Starring
Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Genre
Drama
Classification
14A
Country
USA
Language
English
Year
2017

A new, gritty kind of Robert Pattinson stars as a two-bit criminal in Good Time, a clock-ticking nocturnal New York odyssey from the indie filmmaking brothers Josh and Benny Safdie that wins with a horror-film soundtrack, desperate, pathetic characters and pulse-pounding ‎chaos. After a not-so-daring daylight bank heist goes bad, Pattinson's character attempts to free his simple-minded brother from custody. Tense, immersive and excellently assaulting, Good Time is hella time.

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