Good Time (film)

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Good Time
Good Time (film).png
Teaser poster
Directed by Ben Safdie
Josh Safdie
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music by Oneohtrix Point Never
Cinematography Sean Price Williams
Edited by
  • Josh Safdie
  • Ronald Bronstein
Production
company
  • Elara Pictures
  • Rhea Films
Distributed by A24
Release date
  • May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) (Cannes)
  • August 11, 2017 (2017-08-11) (United States)
Running time
99 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Good Time is a 2017 American crime-drama film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie and written by Josh and Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, it is scheduled to be released on August 11, 2017, by A24.

Synopsis[edit]

Constantine "Connie" Nikas goes through a dangerous and desperate journey to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery goes wrong, while also trying to keep himself from law's reach.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On July 9, 2015, it was announced that Ben and Josh Safdie would direct a caper film Good Time, based on the script by Josh and Ronald Bronstein.[2] Elara Pictures' Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson would be producing the film.[2] Pattinson described the film as "really hardcore kind of Queens, New York, mentally damaged psychopath, bank robbery movie."[3]

Principal photography on the film began on January 3, 2016 in New York City.[4][5]

Oneohtrix Point Never provided the film's score, which won the Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[6] His work for the film included a collaboration with singer Iggy Pop entitled "The Pure and the Damned."[7]

Release[edit]

In October 2016, A24 acquired distribution rights to the film,[8] it was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[9][10] It is scheduled to be released on August 11, 2017 in United States.[11]

Critical response[edit]

Good Time currently holds a 94% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 31 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.5/10.[12] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 87 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[13]

David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review and praising Pattinson's performance wrote: "Led by Robert Pattinson giving arguably his most commanding performance to date as a desperate bank robber cut from the same cloth as Al Pacino's Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, this is a richly textured genre piece that packs a visceral charge in its restless widescreen visuals and adrenalizing music, which recalls the great mood-shaping movie scores of Tangerine Dream."[14]

Guy Lodge of Variety also giving positive review said that "Robert Pattinson hits a career high in Benny and Josh Safdie's nervy, vivid heist thriller, which merges messy humanity with tight genre mechanics."[15]

Emily Yoshida of Vulture said "For all its throttling thrills, Good Time is a film about a destructive love — and loving someone despite not having the right kind of love to give them. Ignore the deceptively convivial title: This is the kind of thrill that sticks."[16]

Awards[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Group/Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
2017 2017 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Ben Safdie
Josh Safdie
Nominated [9]
Cannes Soundtrack Award Oneohtrix Point Never Won [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (April 13, 2017). "Sofia Coppola, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Bong-Joon Ho & ‘Twin Peaks’ Lead 2017 Cannes Film Festival Line Up". ThePlaylist.net. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Ford, Rebecca (July 9, 2015). "Robert Pattinson to Star in Caper 'Good Time' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Robert Pattinson Says He’s Making A “100% Improvised Movie” & Creating Music For A Slapstick Comedy". Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "On the Set for 1/8/16: Robert Pattinson Starts on the Feature, ‘Good Time’ While Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Wrap ‘Assassin’s Creed’". SSN Insider. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Good Time' Starring Robert Pattinson Open Casting Call for Lead Roles". Project Casting. December 2, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Kim, Michelle (May 27, 2017). "Oneohtrix Point Never Wins Soundtrack Award at Cannes Film Festival". Pitchfork. Conde Nast. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Bowe, Miles. "Hear Oneohtrix Point Never’s new song featuring Iggy Pop ‘The Pure And The Damned’". Fact Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  8. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (October 27, 2016). "A24 Acquires Robert Pattinson Crime Drama ‘Good Time’". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "The 2017 Official Selection". Cannes. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, ‘Twin Peaks’ and More". IndieWire. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Robert Pattinson’s ‘Good Time’ Gets August Release in U.S.". Variety. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Good Time (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Good Time Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  14. ^ Rooney, David (May 25, 2017). "'Good Time': Film Review Cannes 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 
  15. ^ Lodge, Guy (May 25, 2017). "Cannes Film Review: Robert Pattinson in ‘Good Time’". Variety. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 
  16. ^ http://www.vulture.com/article/cannes-2017-good-time-review.html
  17. ^ Bychawski, Adam (27 May 2017). "Oneohtrix Point Never wins Cannes Soundtrack Award". FACT. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 

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