Watching this was a really unpleasant experience. My teenage son hated it, quit 30 minutes in. I hated everyone in this film except for the teenage girl. I kept watching it because the photography(by Sean Price Williams) and images were fabulous (except for the disgusting violence). The ending was totally sweet, though! I'm giving it 4 stars even tho I hated it cuz I do think its a good film, if that makes any sense.
The music and sound design envelope the film in an anxious, pounding aesthetic that's hard to escape. Beyond the slick photography, the performances by Robert Pattison, Ben Safdie, and Taliah Webster were some of the most convincing I've seen on screen all year. Even Jennifer Jason Leigh throws herself into her minor role. Great film.
BOOM!! An absolute amoral firecracker!! Good Time is down and dirty but never bleak. It's thumping heart, punk photography, superb performances and bold soundtrack keep the momentum and action pummelling from start to finish. 4.5 stars
"Good Time's" neon lighting, ambient synth soundtrack, and nocturnal atmosphere bring to mind the work of Nicolas Winding Refn infused with a street level, documentary-like grit. Robert Pattison has never been this dynamic onscreen, and the film manages to feel like a genre movie without a single setpiece or very much in the way of "action" beyond breathless running. The most propulsive cinematic experience of 2017.
The first name under "special thanks" is Martin Scorsese, and they owe him that for Mean Streets if nothing else. Like a Scorsese crime pic, its anti-heroes are almost smart enough to realize how stupid they are, and like a Scorsese crime pic, the question is whether it's more than an adrenaline rush. To the film's credit, it is: Good Time is not a good time, but a bad trip laced with sociological critiques and MDMA.
'After Hours' for the rest of us. Nervewracking, stressful, exciting, funny. One of the better movies about NYC that I’ve seen lately. It's also nice how the film addresses the issue of race relations without beating you to death with it.
Femei, popor cu handicap, negri, destituit. în "Good Time" exista lumea brutală în care cei slabi trebuie să exploateze ceilalți cei slabi ca să supraviețuiască. și situația ca iad se înrăutățește chiar de cînd Donald Tramp a devenit președinte al SUA. Dar frații Safdie ne spune exista un strop de nădejde.// 女性、障害者、黒人、貧困に喘ぐ者…今作には弱者が弱者を搾取しなければ生き残れない世界が広がる。その地獄の状況はトランプが米大統領になった時から加速を遂げている。だがそれでも、微かな希望は存在しているとサフディ兄弟は語る。
I have no prior admiration for the Safdie Brothers or their work, but this was an incredible experience. Hypnotic, bathed in coloured light, and dripping with a pulsating soundtrack. Further than how fun the movie itself was, it's inspiring to see independent filmmakers make something true to themselves, with the help of a brandname actor, and catapult their vision into mainstream cinemas.