The Safdie brothers have become a pretty popular duo among film heads with their recent hit, Uncut Gems. I fell in love with them in 2017 after seeing Good Time. They have some incredible films prior to 2017, but when I watched Good Time, that was the first time I knew that the Safdies would be a part of my movie-going life forever. Just like Uncut Gems, Good Time was distributed by A24, which makes sense because it seems like you can kind of pitch them anything and they will go for it. Good Time doesn’t lack obscure and strange style at all just like most of the films they put out.
Robert Pattinson is the focal point of Good Time as Connie Nikas, a gritty New Yorker with plans of robbing a bank for 65,000 dollars. His younger brother Nick is played by Benny Safdie who has this extremely unique look and an obvious mental disability in the film. Connie comes in contact with some very strange characters as he sets out on the wildest ride of his life.
Pattinson has become one of the most interesting performers to watch due to his awesome choices for roles over the past few years. He’s at full throttle in Good Time, totally dissolving into the vibrant scene of New York. The Safdies clearly know New York in a different light than we are used to seeing on the screen. Good Time is relentless and so rewarding for fans of action/heist films.