£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 102 min
Director: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi
Connie (Robert Pattinson) is worried about his brother. Locked up on Rikers Island, Nick (Benny Safdie) might not survive if he remains there. So Connie embarks on desperate race to raise the money that will free him.
The Safdies’ thriller recalls early 1970s American cinema in the best possible way. Barrelling along to the sound of Oneohtrix Point Never’s score and featuring Pattinson in his best performance to date, this is an urgent, white-knuckle ride through the lower depths of New York’s underbelly.
“The masterstroke of the script is how it takes a situation that, in almost any other film of this type, would be played for pathos… and instead strip-mines it for every last iota of moral ambiguity.” – Adam Nayman, Sight and Sound