Friday, August 18, 2017
Good Time Review - 2 Stars
Robert Pattinson wants the world to know him as more than "Twilight's" pretty vampire boy. He gets down and dirty in "Good Time," as a Queens toughie, who persuades his mentally slow brother to help him rob a bank. The plan literally blows up in their faces: They didn't get the word about dye packs. The cops give chase, and Robert's slower brother gets caught. For the rest of a long night, Pattinson uses his wits and petty crime skills to try to rescue his brother. Things go from bad to worse. The action covers a violent night leading to not much hope in the morning. I agree Pattinson is more than the pretty vampire of "Twilight." "Good Time" feels like a tribute to "On the Waterfront," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Midnight Cowboy." I can't say I had a good time watching it, but I think Pattinson has a breakthrough in his future. "Good Time" isn't it. "Good Time," 2 stars, rated "R." Does it deliver what it promises? Gritty crime drama. Is it entertaining? Exhausting. Is it worth the price of admission? Let's wait for his next one.