Guy Pearce stars in this post-apocalyptic Western about a lone-wolf drifter who joins forces with a wounded man to pursue a sadistic band of thieves. A decade after the collapse of the western world, Australia has become a lawless wasteland. As desperate outsiders pillage the country's precious mineral resources, taciturn Eric (Pearce) travels from town to town searching for signs of life. Then, one day, Eric falls prey to vicious thieves who steal his car. In the process of making their getaway, the thieves abandon Rey (Robert Pattinson), their wounded partner in crime. Meanwhile, Eric vows to reclaim his most-treasured possession by whatever means necessary, and forces Rey to help him track down the men who left him for dead. Scoot McNairy and David Field co-star in this grim tale of revenge from writer/director David Michôd (whose script for the 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom took the Best Screenplay prize at that year's Australian Film Institute awards).~Jason Buchanan
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A somewhat quirky movie that will keep you guessing right up to the closing scene. Great acting by the two headline stars as well as the other players. It almost put me off, but there was something haunting about it. As you begin to comprehend the grim yet believable post apocalyptic world being offered, you will wonder what you might do or encounter at such a time and place.
I have see a little bit of this movie. For what I saw I liked it. I don't always get time to watch everything I get to review on but I do what I can. This movie was pretty solid for what bit I watched.
I'd give this one 3.5. I thought Guy Pearce was really outstanding in this movie, but I didn't really care for Robert Pattinson's character.
I liked the tone and vision that the filmaker set in this outting (10-years post world economic collapse).
A great performance by Guy Pearce defines this film. Such a personal piece of film-making, a journey through a wasteland undefined which is more likely than most post apocalyptic type of films. Robert Pattinson is in a possibly career-changing role, definitely far from what you have seen him in in the past. If you are into character studies or post apocalyptica, this one's for you. Highly recommended and easily one the best movies I have seen in 2014.