Excerpt: Notable fábula apocalíptica ambientada en un futuro en el que la Tierra aún lleva poco tiempo mirando al abismo. Una de esas películas que o atrapan o aburren a poco de empezar, a gusto del espectador.
Excerpt: The Rover is skillfully put together with a jarring score, crisp cinematography, and a clutch of resonant performances. But although the film has a confident Kathryn Bigelow snap, it has a hard time amounting to the sum of its parts.
Excerpt: Amidst the existentialist malaise, Michôd finds room for the gut-knotting suspense of his previous film, Animal Kingdom, as well as for Pattinson to sing along to Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” (the lyrics of which, “Don’t hate me ‘cause I’m beautiful,” may be a direct appeal to the anti-Twilight sect).
Excerpt: Some may find its ultimate reveal much ado about nothing, a long, violent road leading to a joke. Others will find deeper meaning about what we hold dear and how man’s destructive impulses will find him obliterating the very thing he’s sought.
Excerpt: This movie ends up being a shatteringly simple movie about one man’s quest, and it’s greatest artistic success is that when you find out why he was willing to do anything to achieve his goal, you may have to re-evaluate everything that led up to it.
Excerpt: Why this stupid car is so important to Eric is a question that will nag at you for the duration of the entire movie. Unfortunately, the answer simply doesn’t justify everything we had to endure.
Excerpt: Much ado about nothing when you get down to it, but it’s fully absorbing in the way it moves at a divisively deliberate but significantly elegiac clip that of a slow burn, punctuated by levels of unbearable tension and abrupt, savagely grim acts of desperate violence.
Excerpt: The Rover is a film of loud gunshots and deafening silences, sometimes unbearably tense and always crushingly bleak to leave no mistake that this is a living, breathing, dangerous post-apocalyptic world.
Excerpt:The Rover will certainly be too much for some. Its unrelenting miserablism and lack of uplifting moralizing means that a lot of people die without anyone really learning anything or life getting better–but that’s the film’s virtue.
Excerpt: Apart from its merits as a thriller, The Rover reveals itself as a raw tale about the hazy borders of obligation and loyalty, and about what sorts of bonds matter when everything else has crumbled to dust.
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