Review: ‘Good Time,’ starring Robert Pattinson

Not since Austrian auteur Michael Haneke made the resolutely dour and incendiary Funny Games (twice) has there been a film as cheekily mislabelled as Josh and Benny Safdie’s relentless thriller Good Time. It’s thrilling, exciting, and stomach churning, but if someone tells you that they had a fun night at the movies after watching Good Time, you might want to rethink your relationship to this person. A bold, dazzling, non-stop work of gritty, sleazy bravado, Good Time is the rare kind of propulsive action film where everything is made to feel appropriately desperate and harrowing. It’s an imperfect, sometimes problematic adventure, but also one of the best deconstructions of the thriller genre ever made.