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876 Ratings

The Rover

Directed by David Michôd
Australia, 2014
Drama, Crime


Ten years after a severe economic collapse in the western world, lawlessness reigns and life is cheap. Eric is a lone drifter, and his car is his only possession. When a gang steals it, Eric comes across the injured Rey, left behind by the car thieves. The pair form an unlikely and uneasy alliance.

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The Rover Directed by David Michôd

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor - Supporting Role

AACTA International Awards

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

It’s a slow-burner that seethes with anger and Michôd does everything he can to deglamourise the outpourings of splenetic violence. It’s rare that the camera captures death in grisly close-up, or accentuates acts of murder with editing or sound design.
August 13, 2014
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What elevates The Rover above these B movies are the wonderful cinematography by talented newcomer Natasha Braier and the assured, measured way Michôd depicts his future world.
July 18, 2014
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Michôd’s worldview verges on fashionable pessimism, which is another way of saying that his ostensible character studies play like excuses to indulge in matter-of-fact violence. Unexpected shots to the head punctuate The Rover like a teenager snapping her bubblegum, and they soon become monotonous.
June 18, 2014
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