The Rover

The Rover (2014)

Genres - Drama, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western, Sci-Fi Disaster Film  |   Release Date - Jun 13, 2014 (USA - Limited), Jun 20, 2014 (USA - Expanding), Jul 18, 2014 (USA)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Australia, Spain, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

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).



Australia, collapse, investigation, lawlessness, loner, post-apocalypse, revenge, thief, drifter, gang-leader