Synopsis

Following the mind-bending Heaven Knows What, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with Good Time, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate - and dangerous - attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalised night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.

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Director

Josh and Benny Safdie
Co-directors Josh and Benny Safdie were born and raised in both Queens and Manhattan in New York City. Their work has earned them multiple festival jury awards, FIPRESCIs, Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards. Their films have been released all over the world, premiering at international film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Locarno, Sundance and SXSW. In 2014, along with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson, they started Elara Pictures.

Cast

Robert Pattinson: Connie Nikas Benny Safdie: Nick Nikas Buddy Duress: Ray Taliah Lennice Webster: Crystal Jennifer Jason Leigh: Corey Ellman Barkhad Abdi: Dash the Park Security Guard Necro: Caliph Peter Verby: Peter the Psychiatrist Saida Mansoor: Agapia Nikas Gladys Mathon: Annie


Details

DVD catalogue number: ART839DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART222BD Special features: -Cast and crew audio commentary -Interview with the Safdie brothers -The Pure and the Damned by Oneohtrix Point Never feat. Iggy Pop (music video)

Awards






Out now in cinemas & at home

Out on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand from 8 January

GENRE: Thriller, Crime

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Josh and Benny Safdie

CAST:
Robert Pattinson: Connie Nikas
Benny Safdie: Nick Nikas
Buddy Duress: Ray
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DURATION: 102 Mins

COUNTRIES: USA

LANGUAGES: English

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Reviews


  • “A blast - a lurid shot in the arm for the weary old art of cinema”

    Danny Leigh, Financial Times


  • “Wildly exciting... a directing tour de force”

    Dave Calhoun, Time Out


  • “An electrifying urban thriller that combines authenticity with accessibility in a compact, combustible package”

    Mark Kermode, The Observer


  • “Pattinson’s best performance to date... he commits wholeheartedly”

    Rebecca Lewis, Metro.co.uk


  • “A performance of can't-look-away intensity without an ounce of movie-star vanity [from Pattinson]”

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter


  • “There’s simply no other modern American filmmaker capable of generating comedy and deep-seated suspense at the same time”

    Eric Kohn, IndieWire

Articles

Robert Pattinson

Interview with Time Out

The Safdie brothers

Interview with The Guardian

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