Praise for Robert in 'The Rover'
Pattinson, however, is a true revelation here. His transformation into the disabled Rey is so complete and without pretension that
he just about effortlessly disappears in the role. It is easier now for me to recall him as Rey and imagine him in his personal life
as Rey than it is for me to picture him as any other character I have ever seen him as. Under his careful modulation Rey turns
into a much more conflicted and complicated character than even Pearceís nameless wanderer. His mixture of helplessness with sudden
flashes of competence makes him unpredictable in action, but not in motivation. Unlike Pearce he is in search of a friend, a
companion, anyone he can lean on, and who he can feel as though he is helping. Itís a sweet, nuanced, near-perfect performance.