Robert Pattinson: 'Good Time is a 90-minute panic attack'

Robert Pattinson has warned moviegoers his film Good Time is like a "panic attack".

The British actor is currently promoting the crime-drama movie, in which he plays Constantine 'Connie' Nikas, a thief who goes through a journey to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery goes wrong.

Pattinson chatted about the film's dramatic plot during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (09Aug17) and claimed that the project needs its own genre subcategory.

"It's that level of intensity the entire movie," he said, after host Stephen aired a preview. "Me and the directors have coined a new genre, which is just called 'panic'. If you want to experience what a 90-minute panic attack is in a cinema, this is what it feels like."

Directed by brothers Ben and Josh Safdie, the movie is based in the borough of Queens in New York.

And in spite of growing up in London, Pattinson picked up the required accent quickly from listening to the filmmakers, who were raised in Queens and Manhattan, and by watching Jon Alpert's 1989 film One Year in a Life of Crime.

"You see these guys and there's a sort of innate charisma, and these guys are living from shoplifting, and they're just so cinematic," the 31-year-old said of studying the documentary. "That was really what got me in the way they speak and the way they move."

Meanwhile, Pattinson also discussed his decision to pursue more independent projects of late. After rising to fame in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the Twilight franchise, the star appeared in films such as David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis and James Gray's The Lost City of Z.

"I've had the luxury of not having to work constantly. So, I've kind of been able to choose what I've wanted to do. I see everything as a blockbuster, you hope it will be a blockbuster, you hope at least someone will see it, but you never know," he added.