We were among the first to see Josh and Ben Safdie’s Good Time when it premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. One of our critics on the scene described it as one of the brother filmmakers’ harrowing odysseys of the marginalized, and later pegged Robert Pattinson to win the festival’s best actor prize (which ended up going to Joaquin Phoenix in You Were Never Really Here). The plot of the film spins out from a bank heist that—as they are prone to do—goes wrong. Pattinson stars as Connie, the heist’s mastermind who’s hell bent on busting out his mentally handicapped brother, Nick (Ben Safdie), from Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens. According to our critic: “If this premise sounds like typical genre fare, the Safdies get that and they deliver: Good Time is an action-packed, neon-streaked rush, all elaborate scenarios, racing against time, and police in hot pursuit.”
See below for the film’s hallucinatory new trailer:
And see below for the film’s theatrical poster:
A24 will release Good Time in select cities on August 11, 2017.