GOOD TIME – Rated R – 1 hr. 40 mins. 


GOOD TIME – Rated R – 1 hr. 40 mins. 

Starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster and Necro

Living a dismal life, and with his brother’s not much better – Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) decides the only way to forge into the lifestyle they both need – and deserve – is to rob a nearby bank to raise the funds they need…

With his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) in tow – they attempt the robbery – but their plans go awry very quickly – landing Nick in the slammer, and Connie on the run…

Hoping to get enough cash to get his brother out of jail, Connie turns to sometime lover Corey Ellman (Jennifer Jason Leigh), hoping she can float him a loan…

Well, when that scenario doesn’t pan out either, Connie takes on springing Nick out into his own hands…attempting to acquire Nick from the hospital, where he is being treated for injuries after an altercation in prison…

When Connie realizes that once again, fate is not in his corner, he must regroup, to try to save his brother, and himself, from the terrible fates that continue to lie ahead…

I give GOOD TIME a rating of WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON NETFLIX or STREAMING: Although Pattinson’s performance is noteworthy throughout – there’s no vampire persona showing up in any frame of this film – the rest of this film, from the storyline and graphic nature of it, to its incredibly subpar cinematography, to the lackluster performances by all the other actors, including Jason-Leigh, this GOOD TIME doesn’t translate to be very enjoyable at all to view, if you ask me. I was happy to see Pattinson back on the big screen, and was happy too that this particular character is far removed for the type of character he played in the Twilight Series, but beyond those positives, the rest of this film is absolutely nothing to write home about…which is why I am suggesting you wait to catch GOOD TIME on Netflix or another streaming possibility, because this film isn’t worthy of an outlay of cash, in any movie theater this weekend…

Kathy Kaiser  

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