Robert Pattinson excels as a small-time criminal on a frantic nocturnal odyssey to break his brother out of custody.
He plays Connie who, at the outset, takes his mentally challenged brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of a therapy session so they can rob a bank, an endeavour which naturally goes terribly wrong. Connie is plunged into a labyrinthine quest through Brooklyn’s mean streets to try and save the only family he has. With its throbbing electronic score by Oneohtrix Point Never, edgy photography, relentless forward momentum and gritty sense of time and place, Good Time injects a shot of kinetic energy into a familiar tale of a heist gone awry and boasts a wholly convincing, career-best performance from Pattinson.
(Notes by David O’Mahony.)
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