In Review!: “Good Time”

Josh and Benny Safdie have delivered another severe opus of desperation with Good Time, a crime film that fetishizes the gutter to much less humane effect than their last feature Heaven Knows What. Robert Pattinson stars as troublesome Constantine “Connie” Nikas, whose sway over his mentally handicapped brother Nick (also played by Benny Safdie) strays closer to control than doting protection. When a bank robbery that Connie forces Nick to participate in goes south, the film shuttles into Nick’s urgent haphazard overnight quest to gather the cash to bail Nick out of jail.

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