The Rover

Director: David Michôd
Year Released: 2014
Rating: 2.0

A man (Guy Pearce) who looks like he's been through hell and back (and back to hell) has his car stolen by a team of criminals (including Scoot McNairy) and, since he has a special attachment to the car, he chases after them (with the 'assistance' of Robert Pattinson, the brother of one of the car thieves). Average 'revenge' movie has Pearce killing anyone who gets in his path while Michôd borrows his visual sense from the Mad Max movies (it's as if Australia has no buildings and looks like the Wild West) - after almost everyone is murdered, finally it is revealed why Pearce coveted the vehicle so much (although explanations thereafter are, of course, nonexistent). On the positive side, Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are fantastic - Pattinson, in particular, since he has to play a slightly retarded fellow (and does it convincingly) - and help compensate for the bare-bones structure of the story.