The Rover

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Downbeat, violent post-apocalyptic Australian crime movie.

R 2014 102 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Not an upper - but incredibly moving and well done

This movie is for sure not for every older teen, but my son and I found it very good. The movie is violent to be sure, but this world after an economic collapse is an interesting one. Lots of good discussion afterwards with my son about what would happen in an economic downturn, and how a relative "innocent" (the character Rey) would manage to survive (or not) in this world when left without his brother and "gang", and how he nearly changes the main character. Although we had hoped for real change and a happier ending, it was a beautiful movie in some ways.
age 18+

A Complete Waste of Time

Writing the bad review of this title was worth more time than watching the actual movie. Pattinson does a good job convincing the audience that he is actually mentally challenged, if that is what the film is going for. However, the movie lacks a cohesive plot, the characters are flat and lack any depth, and the musical selection is terrible. When neither the scenery nor the dialogue give viewers something to hold on to, you may as well stop watching. I would recommend you spend your time somewhere other than in front of a screen where this movie is playing.

This title has:

Too much violence

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