The Rover

The Rover

DVD - 2014
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In a world ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one possession that still matters to him.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Jan 28, 2020

When watching, ask yourself why Guy Pierce is so intent on getting his stolen car back, when this post-collapse world seems to have cars laying around everywhere. And the car thieves left behind a larger SUV, so why does he want that car back so badly? Just because it consumes less gas?

Here are more clues to ponder which should help you enjoy the film far more. I have been careful to not include any spoilers...

o Pay close attention to the short scene with the dwarf. He isn't killed just for haggling over the price of the gun. What he does moments before getting shot is worth remembering.

o Pay close attention to the scene with the doctor's house and that one room where he's alone with the doctor.

Remember these scenes in the last 30 seconds of the film. Then look at the DVD case.


Bonus: Guy Pierce can look crazy like Ted Nugent.

May 25, 2019

If you want Michael Bay type film fodder with explosions and a surface pot, this isn’t for you. It’s an amazing piece of cinema that really shows you the amazing acting of Pearce and Pattinson. It’s one of my favorite films from Australia. The best thing is you’ll never guess the ending because the story is wound so divinely. Those who didn’t give it a chance really missed out.

May 07, 2019

This is a disturbing film on many levels but I liked it and will resist giving away the ending.

The main element of the film is, what does a man remain faithful to after society has collapsed?

Apr 10, 2019

I shut this off after 12 minutes saying to myself, "What's the point?!?"

Jul 29, 2018

It's an abysmal film with senseless violence, and no character development.

Franln May 29, 2018

Robert Pattinson is fantastic as a slow vulnerable southern American in this role. He was also great as an east coast tough guy in "Good Time". I never saw the"Twilight" movies but he's a very talented actor in these obscure independent films.

Apr 06, 2018

Borng & pointless. Tried to watch for at least 30 min to see if got any better. It didn't.
Fell asleep.

Aug 22, 2017

Wasn't worth watching. Acting by Pattinson was excellent despite strange story he was given to be in. Guy Pearce after his car all this time kiĺling so many people along the way just so he can______. I won't spoil it. Watch it and you will find out why he had to find his car and what was so important in it.

Apr 25, 2017

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are caught up in the mother of all economic depressions in a remote area of Australia. The some-what road trip film of these two armed and dangerous guys gives these two fine actors an opportunity to show their considerable film talents. The film, largely because of the fine acting, kept me interested the whole time. No academy awards here, but still a fine showcase of two good actors.

Sep 13, 2016

I liked this movie, one of very few I could watch twice. I understand why other people didn't like it though. All the characters are horrible people, which is often the case in movies. Certain parts don't make sense at all either...Like, if everyone is murdering each other so casually, why didn't the car thieves kill Guy at the start? The end really makes it, & I caught a couple details on the 2nd watch...for example, the midget throws a rock at a dog...Then we see the look on Pearce's face...Very subtle.

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Dec 28, 2014

From IMDb:

Eric: You should never stop thinking about a life you've taken. That's the price you pay for taking it.

Rey: Not everything has to be about something.

Eric: What feeling do you have when you wake up in the morning? When your feet touch the floor? Or before that, when you're lying there thinking about your feet hitting the floor. Do you know what I'm talking about?


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