Good Time

Good Time ★★★★½

Ever since I saw the Safdie Brother's new film Good Time, I couldn't figure out what film it reminded me of. It actually reminded me of two films and those are Requiem for a Dream and Enter the Void. Both films I find electrifying and tragic. This and Heaven Knows What prove that the Safdie Brothers know how to combine really stylish direction with hardcore realism. Almost every scene in this film felt real while feeling incredibly cinematic. Robert Pattinson is the stand out in the film. In many ways I found his character really tragic. He's trying to get his brother out of the mess that Pattinson himself made and he just keeps failing. This is very much a redemption story where the character never really redeems himself which might not work well with certain people. This very much is about a series of events happening with not a lot of traditional pay off. That doesn't mean the ending is not incredibly powerful. I personally found the ending very heartbreaking and has stuck with me. Good Time is more proof that 2017 has been a great year for indie cinema and cinema in general. I give Good Time a 9.5/10.

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