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Good Time is directed by the Safdie brothers that stars Robert Pattinson as a criminal who must bail out his mentally ill brother that gets arrested for a crime that they both committed.

Robert Pattinson really impressed me in this film, he plays a crook that you do ultimately root for but in reality is very despicable. One scene in particular really rubbed me the wrong way and I thought that the directors could have easily done something different. But his love for his brother is prominently shown throughout the movie and what drives the whole plot. Pattinson’s brother played by co-director Ben Safdie is played very believably but actually isn’t in the film very much. And there is a clever twist with the character Ray (Buddy Duress), another criminal who Pattinson turns to in order to get money to get his brother out.

I was on the edge of my seat throughout the majority of the film because Pattinson’s attempts to get his brother back do ultimately back fire on him and it’s scene after scene of something going wrong. Needless to say I’m pretty impressed with the Safdie brothers’ direction. But while the film is called Good Time, watching the film wasn’t exactly a “good time.” Pattinson’s performance is a standout, but this film doesn’t resonate with me.

I give Good Time a B-

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