The Rover

103 mins
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Set in the Australian desert in a dangerous near future, director David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom starring Guy Pearce.... More

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The Rover | Ratings & Reviews

"David Michôd is not a warm and fuzzy director. The Animal Kingdom writer-director is more warm and sticky - in the sense of blood, the kind spilled impressively in his films."

Flicks, Giles HardieFlicks

"Isn’t exactly something we’ve never seen before, but it has a desolate beauty all its own, and a career-redefining performance by Robert Pattinson."


"Pattinson is suggesting his career post-Twilight will sparkle like Edward Cullen's skin. Michod, meanwhile, confirms he's a filmmaker of considerable talents."

Total FilmTotal Film

"There's a purity to the utter lack of rationale here; this, combined with Michôd's way with a landscape, makes for a passable guy-picture masquerading as something deep."

Time OutTime Out

"Michôd creates a good deal of ambient menace in The Rover; Pearce has a simmering presence. But I felt there was a bit of muddle..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Dark and engaging, with superb use of the heart-stopping landscape around the Flinders Ranges, but it could be accused of mannerism."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"The desolate parable of brooding outback justice plays out as though Cormac McCarthy has reimagined Mad Max 2 for the 21st century, with late-model cars and breathable-fibre costumes."


"Pearce... gives all the cold-hearted remorselessness of a classic Western or film noir anti-hero who refuses to die before exacting vengeance for an unpardonable crime."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Where Animal Kingdom kept dragging us towards its dark, dead centre - often against our will - The Rover just warns us to keep our distance and leaves it at that."

Herald SunHerald Sun

The Rover | Details

MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language
Drama, Thriller
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