Mika Strouse’s review published on Letterboxd:
Making excellent use of available resources and well aware of its limitations, Good Time makes every single minute of its runtime count and is intense from its opening moments. Featuring a no- nonsense plot and jam-packed with textured visuals, slick editing & synth score on top of Robert Pattinson's smashing performance, it is a thrilling ride from start to finish.
Set in New York, the story follows a day in the life of a petty criminal who tries to rob a bank with his mentally challenged brother and although they appear to be successful at first, things soon take a turn for the worse when his brother is apprehended by the police. The rest of the plot finds him desperately looking for ways to free his brother out of the prison, all in one night.
Directed by the Safdie brothers, Good Time jumps to the good stuff straightaway and doesn't concern itself with setting the premise or properly introducing its characters. Instead, it switches to top gear right off the bat, without worrying about the consequences, and then rides on that momentum for the remainder of its runtime. And the directors do a terrific job to keep things tight & gripping until the very end. the film as a whole delivers much more than what its title promises and is absolutely worth a shot.