This place can be a lot of fun if you let it, the new Good Time trailer promises, and you can take that to the bank. Just don’t leave it there. A24 Film’s upcoming bank heist fallout film stole the hearts and minds of Cannes Film Festival critics, who allege it might be Robert Pattinson’s best role to date.
Set in Queens, the Scorsese-esque Good Time, stars the Twilight heartthrob as Constantine Nikas, an underworld figure trying to get his mentally challenged brother Nick out of jail for a bank job pulled by the local mob. These mobsters know how to have a Good Time, at the expense of his brother’s bad, and the clock is ticking.
The movie was directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, the team that directed Heaven Knows What. The filmmakers “return to the mean streets of New York City with a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate,” according to the official synopsis.
“After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.”
Good Time also features Lennice Webster, Buddy Duress, Barkhad Abdi, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
A24 Films also produced Moonlight, 20th Century Women, and It Comes At Night.
Good Time opens in theaters on Aug. 11.