Good Time (2017)

Review #1,541






THE SCOOP
Director:  Benny & Josh Safdie
Cast:  Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress, Barkhad Abdi
Plot:  After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his mentally handicapped brother from being sent to Riker's Island prison.

Genre:  Crime / Drama / Thriller
Awards:  Won Soundtrack Award & Nom. for Palme d'Or (Cannes)
Runtime:  101 mins
Rating:  M18 (passed clean) for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content
International Sales:  Memento Films
Singapore Distributor:  Anticipate Pictures

IN RETROSPECT (Spoilers: NO)
For my full review for CatchPlay, please visit: https://www.catchplay.com/sg/ed-says-article-1795-fkpophyj

Verdict:  There’s always dark comedy and human pathos round the corner in this grungy stab at the heist-thriller, backed by a pulsating electronic-synth score and a frantic performance by Pattinson. 

GRADE: B+







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