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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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In cinemas & at home from 17 November

GENRE: Thriller

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

    Dave Calhoun, Time Out


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

    Rebecca Lewis, Metro


  • “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


  • “A career-peak performance from Robert Pattinson”

    Guy Lodge, Variety


  • “A stunning performance [from Pattinson]... one of the best of 2017 by far”

    Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

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