If you missed The Rover in the theaters, now you can purchase the film on DVD or Blu-ray in the UK and Ireland.
CineVue offered up a DVD review, giving the film 4 out of 5 stars. An excerpt:
Pearce has never been better as the haunted and disturbed protagonist, but it’s Pattinson who almost steals the show. Saddled with a thick and garbled Southern US brogue, he completely loses himself within the role, and even if he’s little more than a slow-witted hick, Pattinson’s performance manages to invoke sympathy from the audience, even when things take a decidedly dark turn. An indelible jaunt into the heart of darkness, Michôd has fashioned an very worthy follow-up to Animal Kingdom (2010). The Rover is a bleak and downbeat endeavour, yet it’s also an extremely rewarding and ultimately moving one.
Excerpt from Movies, Films & Flicks:
Guy Pearce is solid as always and continues his chameleon like work in genre cinema. The Rover could make for a perfect yet bleak Guy Pearce film festival alongside the The Proposition, The Road, Mementoand Ravenous. However, The Rover is Robert Pattinson’s film. He is capable yet dumb. He almost doesn’t know how to die. He is loyal to a fault and is a true wild card. Pattinson dissapears into the character and it all culminates with him singing Keri Hilson’s song “Pretty Girl Rock.”