Robert Pattinson stars in Good Time, a thriller that has been earning rave reviews on the festival circuit.
Pattinson plays Connie Nikas, a man who, following a botched bank robbery, has one hell of a night ahead of him as he attempts to get the money needed to get his brother out of jail.
The acclaim is strong for this energetic-looking, neon-lit thriller. It’s a great trailer, showcasing a breathless, gritty tone and what looks like another strong turn from Pattinson, who’s been making very interesting choices in his post-Twilight career.
Directed by Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, known for hard-hitting 2014 drug drama Heaven Knows What.
U.S. entertainment company A24 has been locking in their reputation as a studio determined to acquire and push quality, left-of-field pictures into the mainstream, and Good Time could end up standing nicely among their acclaimed titles such as Moonlight, The Lobster, The Witch, Ex Machina, and It Comes at Night.
Good Time, also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi, will open in the U.S. on August 11.
Synopsis for Good Time:
Following the mind-bending HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.