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Blu-ray Review: Good Time

November 28, 2017

By John Corrado

Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) is a New York hustler who pulls off a brazen bank robbery with his developmentally disabled brother Nick (Benny Safdie).  When Nick ends up getting arrested, and Connie evades capture, he gets in even deeper than before, needing to track down enough money to pay his brother’s bail by night’s end.

Taking place over a single night, and embracing the scuzzy underbelly of its Queens, New York setting, Good Time has a live wire energy to it that never lets up for the entire running time.  The camerawork is electric, the techno score pulsates along with the action, and the film is carried by an intense performance from Robert Pattinson, who delivers maybe his best work yet.  This is an exhilarating film, and one of the year’s best.  You can read my full review right here.

The Blu-ray also includes a commentary track with directors Josh and Benny Safdie, producer Sebastian Bear-McClard and actors Taliah Lennice Webster and Buddy Duress, as well as the featurette The Pure and the Damned: Good Time, an eighteen minute piece that features interviews with the cast and crew, offering an interesting look at the character motivations and making of the film.

Good Time is an Elevation Pictures release.  It’s 101 minutes and rated 14A.

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