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Good Time Reviews

August 27, 2017
This isn't conventional Hollywood-horror/thriller "suspense" but something more primal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2017
Maybe it's not [the directors'] fault that this dark joyride offers neither an ordered route nor a satisfying destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 25, 2017
Pattinson's performance is one of the year's finest and a revelation for anyone who has wanted to pigeonhole him as an actor.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 24, 2017
This film may not exactly be a "Good Time," but it's an interesting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2017
You might hate this movie, but with a passion that almost proves its power. Anyway, when was the last time a film grabbed you by the lapels and refused to let go?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2017
Pattinson is what helps us keep pace. He completely inhabits Connie with his jittery, twitchy efforts - he can't stand still, so neither can we.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2017
Pattinson keeps you interested, even when the movie's tone and pace wobbles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 18, 2017
Whatever the intentions of the filmmakers, Good Time is a promising but flawed final product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 18, 2017
Tense, immersive and excellently assaulting, Good Time is hella time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 17, 2017
Pattinson makes Connie one of the best roles of his career by turning a two-bit hood into a loyal family guy driven to help his brother. John Steinbeck would recognize these characters. So would Martin Scorsese, who is thanked in the credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 17, 2017
When Good Time hits its visceral lows, Pattinson keeps the movie from feeling like an exercise in futility, finding something human within a character who's quickly losing himself in an atmosphere of total chaos.
August 17, 2017
What starts out as an invigorating odyssey winds up becoming an enervating series of postures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 17, 2017
Not since Gaspar No's Enter the Void have I been so mesmerized by a film I found morally repugnant.
August 17, 2017
Most crime movies, even alleged indies, make it easy for the audience to take sides and establish clear rooting interests. "Good Time" is better than that: It's not always easy to take, yet you can't look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2017
In the end, the whole enterprise comes off as too clever for its own good, a social satire without a clear target. It's a movie that you admire more than you like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2017
The acting by a mostly amateur cast is over the top, the writing is genuinely ludicrous, and the characters so contrived that the movie defies even the most basic logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2017
It marks a major stride forward, at once sure-footed in its method and destabilizing in its effect.
August 11, 2017
The Safdie brothers' new movie with Robert Pattinson breathes life into a waning genre.
August 11, 2017
The masterfully scuzzy feel-bad Good Time is the kind of movie that demands consideration for all the post-YA choices Robert Pattinson has been making.
August 11, 2017
Good Time is a movie that can't sit still, and I mean that in the best possible way. There's a palpable sense of anxiety and panic that comes through in every heated frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2017
The intensity of Good Time can be credited to the performances, to Daniel Lopatin's often ferocious music and to the directors' decision to frame everything so tightly, while shooting in the equivalent of CinemaScope.
August 10, 2017
It's stale, empty and cold.
August 10, 2017
At once a swift, relentless chase thriller and an exhilarating mood piece that recalls the great, gritty crime dramas of Sidney Lumet and Abel Ferrara, "Good Time" is also exactly what it says it is: a thrill, a blast, a fast-acting tonic of a movie.
August 10, 2017
Good Time, like so many other films of its ilk, revels in its ugly male characters. The Safdie brothers try to squeeze dark humor from these guys but also seem to have no awareness of how repulsive they've made their lead.
August 10, 2017
With this movie, both Pattinson and the Safdie brothers have broken new ground in their careers; if you haven't been keeping track of what either of them is up to, Good Time would be a good time to start.
August 10, 2017
Plays out like a drug cocktail of Martin Scorsese's After Hours and a Michael Mann-directed acid trip.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 10, 2017
Pattinson is the real reason to see it: his Connie, wiry and intense, with beady, cracked-out eyes, is the kind of guy you'd cross the street to avoid. But by the movie's end, you realize that his desperation veils a rush of longing.
August 10, 2017
Propelled by a Rob Pattinson tour de force, this Safdie brothers fireball rips through 100 minutes of screen time like Wile E. Coyote with his tail on fire. It comes at you hard so you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2017
If the film doesn't provide the polished power of its various '70s inspirations, in the end "Good Time" delivers exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2017
If there's a knock on Good Time, it's that its sheer eagerness for anything unconventional comes at the cost of something deeper. But what a trip it is. Good Time flies by in a rush of neon colors and the throbbing electro score of Oneohtrix Point Never.
May 26, 2017
This layered, detailed approach translates to all facets of Good Time. It's a movie born into existence through true collaboration. It's clear the Safdie brothers are beyond substantive storytellers; they're astute delegators.
Top Critic
May 26, 2017
Pattinson finally bursts out of the chrysalis of his pin-up boy celebrity. The metamorphosis from YA heartthrob into electrifying character actor is complete.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 25, 2017
Good Time combines anarchic sensibilities with an exacting style, its loopy plot starting in dark places and heads into willfully absurd directions before doubling back to a wakeup call.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 25, 2017
Good Time is a film about a destructive love - and loving someone despite not having the right kind of love to give them. Ignore the deceptively convivial title: This is the kind of thrill that sticks.
May 25, 2017
This eyes-open-to-the-world NYC crime thriller is cocky, grubby and electric.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2017
This is a richly textured genre piece that packs a visceral charge in its restless widescreen visuals and adrenalizing music, which recalls the great mood-shaping movie scores of Tangerine Dream.
Top Critic
May 25, 2017
Merges the Safdies' signature gutter realism with tight genre mechanics to discomfiting but exhilarating effect.