The latest installment in the ‘one gritty night in New York’ subgenre is one claustrophobic thrill ride, a sort of pop art extravaganza consolidating Robert Pattinson as one of the best actors of this generation.
A pulse-pounding ride of a film from Joshua and Benny Safdie (who also gives a heartbreaking performance). Pattinson gives his best acting effort to date in a film that is so brilliantly unique and chaotic. The directing, the screenwriting, the subtle humor, the incredible score, cinematography and sound design are on point and makes this crime drama stands out extremely well. Blown away, could not give less than 5.
8/10. This neon-fluorescent fever dream starts off grating, as you spend a lot of time watching dumb Rob Pattinson make dumb decisions. But as said decisions become increasingly dumber and the situations become increasingly more dire and bizarre, GOOD TIME suddenly becomes an absurd crime comedy.
Oneohtrix Pointnever on the soundtrack can't go wrong. It could've used more of it. Necro in a supporting role? Even better. Who's going to ruin it by saying it is this generations Clockwork Orange or Requiem for a Dream..;-) Don't count your chickens