#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Connie Nikas forcibly removes his developmentally disabled brother Nick from a therapy session. The two rob a New York City bank for $65,000. In the getaway car, a dye pack explodes in a money bag, causing the driver to crash. Connie and Nick flee on foot, washing the dye from their clothes in a restaurant restroom. Stopped by police, Nick panics and runs; Nick is arrested while Connie escapes. Connie attempts to secure a bail bond, but needs $10,000 more to get Nick out of jail. He convinces his girlfriend, Corey, to pay with her mother’s credit cards, but her mother cancels the cards. Connie learns that Nick has been hospitalized after a fight with an inmate.
Plot: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
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I can only assume people were joking when they told me Good Time is a good time. It most certainly is not a good time! Good Time is very uncomfortable, anger inducing, and depressing and I enjoyed every minute of it. Easily the highlight is the color palate with most scenes being lit by neon lights or the glow of a TV or a distant street light. As dark as the movie went tonally, seeing Robert Pattinson’s face lit up by a neon red light is beautiful. Personal preference, but I’ll watch a movie just for the neon lighting and Good Time uses it as a great counter to the dirty feel of everything else. The story was my least favorite part, but the acting, cinematography and score work so well that it didn’t bother me that much. I say the acting it great, but really I mean that Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie are great, everyone else is really just a way to move the plot forward and are fine (except Barkhad Abdi who just doesn’t connect). If you’ve only seen Pattinson in the Twilight Saga (I’ll admit that’s the only time I’ve seen him) where no one acts and just recites lines with dead eyes, this is such a departure and he really delivers a believable and authentic performance. The story isn’t perfect, it’s got some pacing problems and a few “Why are they doing that?” moments, but it’s a very compelling story that is just so dark and grim, but still manages to carry heart. The plot sets Pattinson as the protagonist, trying to help his mentally challenged brother after they leave home but it’s really complicated whether or not you want to root for him. The ending isn’t what I expected or wanted, but it is a solid ending and it works for the film. Good Time is not a movie that most people will appreciate or even want to watch if they know what it’s really about, but if you can respect a fully dark and bleak film that doesn’t let up it is a worthwhile film that has something to say.
Never before has somebody drinking a bottle of Sprite made me wince in sympathetic pain and terror.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Intense and Enticing
Quick and to the point, Good Time exceeded my expectations. The acting, (especially Rob Pattinson’s), direction by the Safdie Brothers, and soundtrack all came together to create a masterpiece. It’s not a regular type of film, which might be why some people don’t enjoy it. It was raw, edgy, and intense. The movie pulls you in and leaves you wondering what to do once its over. I can’t wait to see what Josh and Benny Safdie will come out with next!
an astonishing performance in an OKAY movie
So, this may be me thinking too hard about this, but… why does Connie (Robert Pattinson, and I’ll get to him in a moment because he is by a 100 million miles the best thing about this movie, with the score a million miles behind) rob the bank in the first place? After a first scene in Good Time where we’re introduced to Connie’s brother, Nick (Ben Safdie, one of the directors) in a therapy session where he is asked some questions that leads to a painful memory being unearthed – and being whisked away quickly by Connie because, hey, he shouldn’t have to be talking to someone like *this* – the second scene in the movie is the two Nikas brothers robbing a bank. Of course Connie is the mastermind, so to speak, as Nick could barely tell the time without some help, but this of course leads to trouble as the bag is filled with that explosive ink that coats everything, and the cops get on the trail of the two.
They catch up to Nick, he goes to jail, gets beat up and is put in the hospital, so Connie’s initial search for bail funds quickly turns to an escape plan. But the question I had bugging me, not all the time but often way… why did this happen at all? Good Time is like if you took some ingredients from, I dunno, Of Mice and Men (maybe) with Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead and took it down to the grittiest street level, with a thousand and one dirty close-ups during dialog (and often non-dialog) scenes. It’s meant to provoke us and to put us into a terrible state of anxiety and tension because we don’t know how Connie will get his brother out of this mess. It’s so visually intense that I almost had a headache watching – no, I confess I apologize, I did – as the brothers Safdie mean to put the audience totally on edge: Connie has one motivation above everything else, to keep his brother safe.
But what about himself? The bank robbery is a bust, of course, but what was the plan to start with? Why was he doing this? If everything had gone to plan, if there even was one, what was the next step? To be sure, with a downward-spiral sort of narrative like this where absolutely nothing goes to plan and that’s the idea – this includes the person that Connie thinks he’s slipping out of the hospital in the wheelchair that is poor, defenseless Nick, is NOT that person but a criminal scumbag who has his *own* story, with a face that looks like Paul Dano halfway through his interrogation in Prisoners, and that leads to other mad events here – and it’s never *badly* made. I can see why it’s getting the rapturous praise by certain critics out there because it doesn’t look like any movie this year, or most years, and it has a score by Daniel Lopatin that feels like there’s a good successor to Tangerine Dream. There’s atmosphere to burn here, and they burn it like a gigantic, multi-colored spliff.
At the same time, I didn’t get invested in what this man’s struggle even was to start with. I know it’s the wrong thing to do usually in screen writing terms, but in this case a little motivation, a moment or two more with this grandmother that is practically never seen on screen (one might infer there is no mother and father in the picture… I guess Jennifer Jason Leigh was a relative? the mother? a girlfriend? I don’t f***ing know, but she has a couple of scenes as a spacey older woman who’s credit card doesn’t work), to get me into what this dynamic between the brothers is like and how Connie got into this desperate situation. There may not even *be* a motivation, and that’s fine too, but we got to know that.
Otherwise, by the end when (spoiler, surprise?) Connie gets caught, my thought was… “well, what was the point of all of that?” While Ben Safdie does fine in his (few) scenes as the brother, mostly as the book-ends to the film (and they *are* strong emotional bookends that, if I cared more about the story, would get me more invested in this downfall of Connie’s and possible by proxy Nicks own damnation, could work), it’s Pattinson’s movie. Good God is this perhaps the textbook example of an actor being monumental, earth-shatteringly brilliant in a movie that can only barely support him. He has the force of Pacino in 1975, and if he had been around back then he could’ve been strong competition to star in that film. Every moment he’s kinetic, alive, aware, constantly trying to think though his mind is going a mile a minute – it can’t be helped, given the s*** he’s in – and despite the directors trying to make him grungy and disheveled (a hair dye mid- way through gives him a Cobain image, especially in his final shot), his star quality actually shows. It doesn’t make me take back what I’ve thought of some of his quite poor work in the past like in Twilight (as bad as those are he’s actively *horrible* in them, but hey, maybe I should reevaluate them up to a point), rather Good Time makes me realize that with the right character he IS someone that should be taken seriously.
This is a performance for the ages, and in that sense it does make it kind of a must see. The movie almost is.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Writer Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie
Actors Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Country United States
Awards 8 wins & 49 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Super Speed and Canon Cinema Zoom Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA, Technicolor PostWorks, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Techniscope (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema