The movie is about a bank robber (Pattinson) who is unable to evade those who are tracking him down.
Critics at Cannes said the movie could cement Pattinson's position as a grade-A actor as well as an A-list star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it received a six-minute standing ovation, with members of the audience whistling, cheering and yelling phrases like, "Great job". The "Remember Me" star has revealed how he would adopt an American accent when he went to audition for certain films rather than his British accent as he didn't want people to know he was born in the United Kingdom as he felt it stopped him getting particular roles. "I would have another character to go an audition to play a different character". The English actor has been in Cannes discussing and promoting the film, and during his exchange with The Hollywood Reporter Robert Pattinson admitted that he was anxious his celebrity status would ruin the shoot, which he described as "guerilla-style". The former "Twilight" heartthrob has viewers raving over his leading role in the crime thriller "Good Time", with Sandler earning awards buzz for the family comedy "The Meyerowitz Stories". "Because we were shooting guerrilla style, I was so nervous [about] people finding out about the shoot and paparazzi being there". That's a private thing. "I was feeding into the character, where it's basically you're trying to disappear, you're trying to be a ghost in a crowd and stuff", he explained. "We shot the movie on the streets of NY, and no one took a cell phone photo".