Drive (2011)

Review: Drive (2011)

11 Sep 12

Smoky, Saccharine Neo-Noir

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 Gosling's "The Driver" is the epitome of the strong and silent type that our generation has not seen. His backstory is nil, we don't even know his name. His spoken lines are minimal but his character's integrity and purpose are never doubted.