2017 American film directed by the Safdie brothers
Good Time is a 2017 American crime thriller film [ 4 ] directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. It stars Robert Pattinson as a robber who tries to free his mentally disabled brother, played by Benny Safdie, all while eluding his own capture. Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Buddy Duress co-star. The master soundtrack was by electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never. The movie was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the 2017 Cannes Film Festival ‘s chief competition section. The film received critical applaud for Pattinson ‘s performance, the guidance, story, and soundtrack .

plot [edit ]

Nick Nikas sits uncomfortably in a court-ordered therapy session where he talks about the time he had a violent incident with his grandma. He is mentally disabled enough to not amply grasp anger management or the social repercussions of his actions. Nick ‘s brother Connie bursts in and, to the displeasure of the therapist, forces Nick out of the room. The brothers rob a New York City bank for $ 65,000. While fleeing in a taxi, a dye pack explodes in a money bag, causing the driver to crash. Connie and Nick flee on foot, washing the dye from their clothes in a fast-food restaurant public toilet. Stopped by police, Nick panics and runs but is arrested and sent to Rikers Island while Connie escapes.

Connie attempts to secure a bail bond, but needs $ 10,000 more to get Nick out of imprison. Too much of the robbery money is ruined by the dye to make his bail, indeed Connie needs another $ 10,000 equally quickly as possible to get his brother out. He convinces his girlfriend, Corey, to pay with her mother ‘s credit cards, but her beget cancels them. Connie learns that Nick has been hospitalized after a fight with an inmate. Connie breaks him out of the hospital, unconscious and bandaged, and convinces a woman to let them stay in her house with her 16-year-old granddaughter Crystal. While they watch television receiver, the news shows photos of Connie ‘s face ; to distract Crystal, he kisses her. Hearing screams from the early room, Connie realizes the man he broke out of the hospital is not Nick but a man released on parole, Ray. The three drive to the Adventureland amusement ballpark, where Ray stowed a bottle of LSD solution worth several thousand dollars and a bag of stolen money before he ran from patrol and injured himself. Searching for the money, Connie and Ray uncover the bottle of LSD and are discovered by a security guard ; Connie beats him unconscious. As police arrive, Connie steals the valet ‘s undifferentiated and Ray pours LSD down the world ‘s throat to make him incoherent. Connie convinces the police that the guard was the intruder and destroys a hard drive containing security footage. Connie denies knowing Crystal as she is arrested while waiting outside. Ray and Connie break into the guard ‘s high-rise apartment. The guard has a pitbull that Connie lets smell the guard ‘s jacket to get in. Ray begins drinking and Connie tells him he is a bleed on society, leading to a heated argument. At Connie ‘s imperativeness, Ray calls his criminal friend Caliph to buy back the LSD so they can get the bail money. When Caliph arrives, Connie demands $ 15,000 ; Caliph agrees, but tells Ray that he is actually going to retrieve a firearm and come binding to kill Connie. After Caliph leaves, Connie senses danger and leaves with the acidic. As he made it to the hallway, Ray attacks him in rate to prevent him from leaving, but the frump attacks Ray, giving Connie the opportunity to flee with the drugs. Ray goes back in the board and calls Caliph, but when he looks over the balcony, he sees Connie get caught by patrol. Ray attempts to escape from a window, but falls to his death. meanwhile, Connie is put in the rear of a patrol car and thinks about everything that has transpired. The film ends with Nick in a therapy course, beginning to participate in a group bodily process, with his therapist implying that Connie has confessed and taken province for his function in the bank looting, promising that he will have a “ full time ” .

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  • Robert Pattinson as Constantine “Connie” Nikas,[5] a criminal, Nick’s older brother and Corey’s boyfriend.
  • Benny Safdie as Nikolas “Nick” Nikas, Connie’s younger, developmentally disabled brother.
  • Buddy Duress as Ray, a criminal recently released on parole.
  • Taliah Lennice Webster as Crystal, a teenage girl who helps Connie.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh as Corey Ellman, Connie’s girlfriend.
  • Barkhad Abdi as Dash, a security guard.
  • Necro as Caliph, a criminal friend of Ray.
  • Peter Verby as Peter, Nick’s psychiatrist.
  • Saida Mansoor as Agapia Nikas.
  • Gladys Mathon as Annie.
  • Rose Gregorio as Loren Ellman.
  • Eric Paykert as Eric the Bail Bondsman.

production [edit ]

On July 9, 2015, it was announced that Ben and Josh Safdie would direct a caper film called Good Time, and that Pattinson was attached to star. [ 5 ] Elara Pictures ‘ Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson produced the film, [ 5 ] which Pattinson described as a “ truly hard-core kind of Queens, New York, mentally damaged sociopath, bank robbery movie. ” [ 6 ] Principal photography on the film took place in February and March 2016 in New York City. [ 7 ] [ 8 ]

music [edit ]

Oneohtrix Point Never provided the film ‘s grudge, which won the Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. [ 9 ] His make for the movie included a collaboration with singer Iggy Pop, The Pure and the Damned. [ 10 ] The score was released as Oneohtrix Point Never ‘s one-eighth studio album in August 2017. The Safdie brothers besides directed a music video for The Pure and the Damned, featuring Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie reprising their roles as Connie and Nick respectively, deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as a CGI stand-in for Iggy Pop .

let go of [edit ]

In October 2016, A24 acquired distribution rights to the film. [ 11 ] It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. [ 12 ] [ 13 ] It began a limited U.S. unblock on August 11, 2017, [ 14 ] and expanded widely two weeks later .

critical reaction [edit ]

On review collector web site Rotten Tomatoes, the movie has an approval fink of 92 %, based on 238 reviews, with an average rate of 7.6/10. The web site ‘s critical consensus reads, “ A ocular cover filled out by systematically stellar work from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime play offering far more than the common genre thrills. ” [ 15 ] On Metacritic, the film has a leaden average score of 80 out of 100, based on 41 critics, indicating “ by and large favorable reviews ”. [ 16 ] Richard Brody of The New Yorker gave the film a glow inspection, calling it “ an clamant crime classical in the old age of Trump “, and awarding specific praise to Pattinson ‘s performance arsenic good as the Safdies ‘ management and Sean Price Williams ‘ filming. [ 17 ] David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review, praising Pattinson ‘s performance, and wrote : “ Led by Robert Pattinson giving arguably his most command performance to date as a despairing bank robber dilute from the same fabric as Al Pacino ‘s Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, this is a amply textured genre piece that packs a intuitive cathexis in its restless widescreen visuals and adrenalizing music, which recalls the great mood-shaping movie scores of Tangerine Dream. ” [ 18 ] Guy Lodge of Variety besides gave the film a positive review, and said that “ Robert Pattinson hits a career high in Benny and Josh Safdie ‘s edgy, vivid burglarize thriller, which merges messy world with tight genre mechanics. ” [ 19 ] The Economist praised Pattinson ‘s performance, saying it “ establishes him as a capable quality actor ”. [ 20 ] Emily Yoshida of Vulture said “ For all its choke thrills, Good Time is a film about a destructive love—and loving person despite not having the good kind of love to give them. Ignore the deceptively convivial title : This is the kind of shudder that sticks. ” [ 21 ]

conversely, Rex Reed of Observer criticized the movie, calling it “ just under two hours of pointless perniciousness, ” populated by brainless characters, filled with farcical write, and laced with by and large over the top dissemble, “ with characters so contrived that the movie defies even the most basic logic. … At best, ” Reed wrote, “ it ‘s a frantic, disjointed and wholly phantasmagoric spirit at people in crisis, seen through the eyes of early people in crisis. It all takes place in one night, but it seems to last days. ” [ 22 ] Likewise, A. O. Scott of The New York Times said : “ Sometimes it flaunts its clichés—Nick ‘s disability, and Benny Safdie ‘s slack-jawed portrayal of it, is a big one—and other times it cloaks them in roughly ocular textures and edgy, rough camera movements, so that a rickety writing style exhilarate ride feels like something daring and newfangled. It is n’t. It ‘s cold, evacuate and cold. ” [ 23 ]

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