'The Rover' Review Round-Up: Violence, Friendship & Robert Pattinson's US Accent (In Australia?)

June 13, 2014 9:39 AM

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'The Rover' Review Round-Up: Violence, Friendship & Robert Pattinson's US Accent (In Australia?)

Director David Michôd revels in dysfunction and no more so in his highly anticipated film, The Rover. Following the success of Animal Kingdom in 2010, a film which followed the true criminal antics of one family, The Rover takes dystopia a step further. Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, as Eric and Rey, are forced to survive in a world on the brink of destruction where anarchy rules and weapons are essential for survival.

Pearce's character Eric has left the remnants of Western Civilisation behind and has chosen to live alone in the Australian outback. A criminal gang, including Pattinson's character Rey, steal a car from Eric. In the process Rey is injured and, after persuasion by Eric, the pair set out to find his ...

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