David Michod is back directing the film The Rover, a story about a hardened man (Eric) who chases the men who took his only posession: his car. But after finding one of the thieves’ brother (Rey) and taking him along so they can find the bad guys, they form a strange bond. Written by David Michod himself along with Joel Edgerton, this film stars Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy. The setting is a decade after a worldwide economic collapse.
Although Michod seems to have a knack for violence in his movies, The Rover is really about the bond between two toughened men who only have one thing in common: their ruined lives. It’s an edgy action film, with impressive staging and great performances from the cast.
However, The Rover lacks charisma and the story is quite vague. If you enjoy streaming movie of words set in a Western backdrop, check out The Rover on Putlocker.