The Rover: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
The Rover: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Robert Pattinson at the premiere for Water for Elephants in May 2011

“The Rover” is a mystery suspense film directed by David Michôd. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 13, 2014. Some of the cast members include: Guy Pearce (Eric), Robert Pattinson (Rey), Scoot McNairy (Henry), Gillian Jones (Grandma), Anthony Hayes (Sgt. Rickofferson), Twanda Manyimo (Caleb), Susan Prior (Dot) and David Field (Archie). The movie is also part of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “The Rover” synopsis and review.

“The Rover” Synopsis:

“The Rover” was a post-apocalyptic movie set in 10 years after the society collapsed. Eric, a loner, travels on his own with his precious car. Henry, Caleb and Archie, along with Rey, Henry’s brother, stole Eric’s car. Wounded, the trio left Rey to die.

Eric started his hunt with the thieves. He found Rey in the company of a traveling circus, only that it does not travel anymore, under the watchful eyes of Grandma. Eric continued his pursuit of the thieves, but he held Rey sort of a hostage. Rey refused to reveal where the gang was located. Emphasizing that his brother left him to die, and soon after Dot treated Rey, Rey eventually spilled his beans to Eric about the gang’s whereabouts.

“The Rover” Review:

The critics gave the film a 69%, as revealed in Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer. Meanwhile, 89% of moviegoers would like to watch it.

Todd McCarthy of Hollywood Reporter particularly noted the film’s fusion of quasi-apocalyptic influences into a powerful masterpiece.

“The Rover suggests something like a Cormac McCarthy vision of Australia halfway between today and The Road Warrior times,”  added McCarthy in the Hollywood Reporter article.

Variety’s Scott Foundas and The Wrap’s Steve Pond praised Robert Pattinson’s undeniably good performance in the film.

“Pattinson, who Cronenberg sometimes seemed to use specifically because of a certain blankness (particularly in Cosmopolis), gets a weird and meaty role and turns out to know what to do with it,”  wrote Pond in The Wrap feature.

There you have it for “The Rover” synopsis and review. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 13, 2014. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.

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