Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) sheds his Twilight teen-heartthrob image well and truly in this hypnotic crime thriller from celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, returning to our cinemas this week with the heart-pounding noir thriller Uncut Gems.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate - and dangerous - attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalised night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
★★★★ "An electrifying urban thriller that combines authenticity with accessibility in a compact, combustible package" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★★ "A blast — a lurid shot in the arm for the weary old art of cinema" - Danny Leigh, Financial Times
★★★★★ "Hands down Robert Pattinson’s best performance to date" - Rebecca Lewis, Metro
★★★★★ "Recalls the past masters of Gotham pulp: Abel Ferrara, Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese" - Adam Woodward, Little White Lies