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Good Time (2017)

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After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.
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Caliph
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Peter the Psychiatrist
Saida Mansoor ...
Agapia Nikas
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Loren Ellman
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Bail Bondsman's Assistant
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Hirakish Ranasaki ...
Trevor
Maynard Nicholl ...
Donnie
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After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

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Rated R for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Bom Comportamento  »

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$125,101 (USA) (13 August 2017)

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$356,951 (USA) (21 August 2017)
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In an interview with Charlie Rose, Benny Safdie claimed that he and Robert Pattinson prepared for their roles by working in-character at a car wash in Queens See more »

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Connie Nikas: You're incredible, do you understand?
Nick Nikas: Yeah.
Connie Nikas: I'm serious! Do you think I could have done that without you standing next to me, being strong?
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Connie Nikas: Are you feeling this? are you feeling as good as I'm feeling right now?
Nick Nikas: Yeah. I'm cold.
Connie Nikas: You're cold?
Nick Nikas: Yeah.
Connie Nikas: Let's get to Virginia, man!
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One of the year's big surprises
6 September 2017 | by (Cincinnati) – See all my reviews

"Good Time" (2017 release; 100 min.) brings the story of Connie Nikas. As the movie opens, his brother Nick, who is mentally handicapped, is in a therapist session. Connie rudely interrupts, and soon thereafter Connie and Nick are robbing a bank, but as they make their getaway, a device containing dye and smoke ignites, and not long thereafter, Nick is apprehended by the cops and detained at Ryker's. Connie is now desperate to post bail before further bad things happen to Nick. At this point we are a good 10 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this movie is the latest from co-directors Ben Safdie (who also stars as Nick) and Josh Safdie (who also co-wrote the script). Almost from the get-go, they create a high-tension movie, and the first 40 min. blow by in no time, as you are watching what is unfolding on the big screen with a sinking feeling in your stomach that things probably re going to get worse before they get better (if at all)... The entire movie plays out in about 24 hrs. An almost unrecognizable Robert Pattinson brings a career-best performance as Connie, oh how things have changed since the Twilight saga! Check out also the small but very remarkable performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh (as Connie's girlfriend). Last, but certainly not least, is the fantastic original score from Oneohtrix Point Never. As I was listening to it early on in the movie, I could've sworn that it was Tangerine Dream circa 1977. I will most certainly seek out the CD.

I had seen the trailer for the movie, and was looking forward to seeing this. The movie opened this past weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati, for what turns out to be a one-week run. I caught it on the next-to-last day, and the Wednesday evening screening where I saw this at was attended quite well actually (about 10 people). If you are in the mood for a gritty crime drama featuring a performance by Robert Pattinson as you've never seen him before, I'd readily recommend you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray.


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