Drive (2011)

Drive (2011)

Drive (2011)

Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan star in this crime thriller about a movie stuntman who also works as a getaway driver for the mafia. Nominated for the Palme d'Or and winner of Best Director at Cannes 2011. From director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson), adapted from the James Sallis novel.

When a planned heist goes wrong, Gosling's unnamed getaway driver is blamed. LA's most dangerous criminal (Albert Brooks) puts out a contract on his life and he goes on the run through the streets of Los Angeles, while protecting his love interest (Mulligan) and her son. 

Winner of Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2011.
2011Rating: R18, contains graphic violence and offensive language100 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Whereas most muscle-car action pics are visually and narratively flat, Drive displays stunning style.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

Thoroughly immersing, Drive leaves the competition in the dust.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

An action crime movie that’s as cerebral and surreal as it is red-blooded.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Pure cinema, a grenade of image and sound ready to blow.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Drive looks like one kind of movie in the ads, and it is that kind of movie. It is also a rebuke to most of the movies it looks like.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s a fun, if not exhilarating, ride, one sped along with the help of a wonderfully assembled cast.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A visually and aurally edgy Euro-influenced American genre movie...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

About as much shamelessly disreputable, stylish, ultra-violent fun you’re going to have at the movies this year.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It’s retro genre heaven.

0

Part of me is very tempted to call this a "Taxi Driver" set in the 21st century and a different American city. I mean, there's good reason for that, since both are bloated with ultra-violence (but "Drive" gets away with a lot more blood and guts). But stylistically, the two are very different, not to mention I couldn't take "Drive" half as seriously as I...

5.0
0

Awesome soundtrack. Visually stimulating visuals. Superb cast. A modern day Taxi Driver at it's best.

4.0
0

Drive is flawless. This isn't you're standard action movie, Drive is a blood-pumping thrill-ride, stylishly directed and beautifully acted, blended with surreal, ultra violence. Drive starts with Ryan Gosling in a hotel room, talking on the phone about what he does and his rules as a getaway driver. "If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place, I...

5.0
0

In the hands of another Director this film could easily have been yet another standard action movie. Yet Nicolas Winding Refn skilfully guides the audience at his own pace through this story resulting in a smoky, saccharine 80's style neo-noir with a phenomenal soundtrack. The outbursts of violence are blunt and vicious, but stylish and lyrical. Ryan...

5.0
0

Judging by the other reviews this film is highly divisive - you'll either love it or hate it, and if you go in expecting a high-octane Jason-Statham-esque action flick, you'll probably fall into the latter camp. Drive is definitely an arthouse movie, and the performances by Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan are masterful. Both actors are able to speak volumes...

4.0
0

A thinking persons gangsta pic. Don't go expecting a big car chase and a shoot em up. Do go to see character development, a slow boiler and no honor among thieves.

4.0
0

The joy of this type of film is in what it leaves out, rather than puts in, so this was top notch, achieving exactly what it set out to do. Drawing us into the outstanding Ryan Gosling's surrealistically-seeming calm life, which was anything but, and never letting go, I was in turn lulled by the slow pace then shocked by the violence, quite a ride. Sparse,...

4.0
0

Primitive script,feels like something I have seen a hundred times before. Cutting the movie down to 29 minutes would help.

1.0
0

Wow, this was nailing bitingly good. I loved the slow pace of the film, taking me back to the 80's. Like Steve McQueen, 'Mad Max', Randle Reigns ('Gone in 60 Seconds'), and 'Bad Leutenant' all in one. Ryan did a fantastic job of bringing this character to a dramatic, hardly speaking, fist clenchingly good. Not as much car racing as I imagined from the...

5.0
0

Well DRIVE is pretty much the best film of the year for me. That director likes 80s Michael Mann movies as much as I do. And fast cars. And troubled souls. Don't go if you can't handle some moments of EXTREME violence though. Oof. Brutal. But the tone and clarity of vision are razor sharp. Ryan Gosling is an ice-cool cypher and around him are some of the...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Whereas most muscle-car action pics are visually and narratively flat, Drive displays stunning style.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

Thoroughly immersing, Drive leaves the competition in the dust.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

An action crime movie that’s as cerebral and surreal as it is red-blooded.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Pure cinema, a grenade of image and sound ready to blow.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Drive looks like one kind of movie in the ads, and it is that kind of movie. It is also a rebuke to most of the movies it looks like.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s a fun, if not exhilarating, ride, one sped along with the help of a wonderfully assembled cast.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A visually and aurally edgy Euro-influenced American genre movie...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

About as much shamelessly disreputable, stylish, ultra-violent fun you’re going to have at the movies this year.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It’s retro genre heaven.

0

Part of me is very tempted to call this a "Taxi Driver" set in the 21st century and a different American city. I mean, there's good reason for that, since both are bloated with ultra-violence (but "Drive" gets away with a lot more blood and guts). But stylistically, the two are very different, not to mention I couldn't take "Drive" half as seriously as I...

5.0
0

Awesome soundtrack. Visually stimulating visuals. Superb cast. A modern day Taxi Driver at it's best.

4.0
0

Drive is flawless. This isn't you're standard action movie, Drive is a blood-pumping thrill-ride, stylishly directed and beautifully acted, blended with surreal, ultra violence. Drive starts with Ryan Gosling in a hotel room, talking on the phone about what he does and his rules as a getaway driver. "If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place, I...

5.0
0

In the hands of another Director this film could easily have been yet another standard action movie. Yet Nicolas Winding Refn skilfully guides the audience at his own pace through this story resulting in a smoky, saccharine 80's style neo-noir with a phenomenal soundtrack. The outbursts of violence are blunt and vicious, but stylish and lyrical. Ryan...

5.0
0

Judging by the other reviews this film is highly divisive - you'll either love it or hate it, and if you go in expecting a high-octane Jason-Statham-esque action flick, you'll probably fall into the latter camp. Drive is definitely an arthouse movie, and the performances by Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan are masterful. Both actors are able to speak...

4.0
0

A thinking persons gangsta pic. Don't go expecting a big car chase and a shoot em up. Do go to see character development, a slow boiler and no honor among thieves.

4.0
0

The joy of this type of film is in what it leaves out, rather than puts in, so this was top notch, achieving exactly what it set out to do. Drawing us into the outstanding Ryan Gosling's surrealistically-seeming calm life, which was anything but, and never letting go, I was in turn lulled by the slow pace then shocked by the violence, quite a ride....

4.0
0

Primitive script,feels like something I have seen a hundred times before. Cutting the movie down to 29 minutes would help.

1.0
0

Wow, this was nailing bitingly good. I loved the slow pace of the film, taking me back to the 80's. Like Steve McQueen, 'Mad Max', Randle Reigns ('Gone in 60 Seconds'), and 'Bad Leutenant' all in one. Ryan did a fantastic job of bringing this character to a dramatic, hardly speaking, fist clenchingly good. Not as much car racing as I imagined from the...

5.0
0

Well DRIVE is pretty much the best film of the year for me. That director likes 80s Michael Mann movies as much as I do. And fast cars. And troubled souls. Don't go if you can't handle some moments of EXTREME violence though. Oof. Brutal. But the tone and clarity of vision are razor sharp. Ryan Gosling is an ice-cool cypher and around him are some of the...

4.0
0