Drive (2011)

Review: Drive (2011)

24 Nov 11

Fast cars, troubled souls, and extreme violence.

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 best low-life characters since THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE. It's a plot in control of a character. Story threads are started then dumped as the script starts to put its blinkers on and focus on the (nasty) task at hand. Nice work. Lean and edgy and artful. Looking forward to RAMPART next...