No rules in Pearce's raw rampage

**The Rover** Directed by David Michod Nationwide, cert 16Rating: **** **The Congress** Directed by Ari FolmanSelected, cert 15ARating: *** **We Gotta Get Out of This Place** Directed by Zeke & Simon HawkinsIFI, no certRating: ****

17th August, 2014
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover; below: an animated Robin Wright in The Congress

A thunderous fusion of umpteen apocalyptic influences, Australian director David Michod's **The Rover** is a hybrid sci-fi western crime thriller with a ripe character all of its own, like Mad Max rewritten by Cormac McCarthy.

Michod's follow-up to his internationally successful debut Animal Kingdom is a pared-down thriller about a man surviving in a world ''ten years after the collapse, in which society and the rule of law have been abandoned for more Darwinian survival...

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