Excerpt: 2011 was a year that seemed like it had fewer solid film efforts than ever before. Instead there was an abundance of the usual big name CGI fests that please the popcorn masses but not necessarily film fans.
Excerpt: Whatever caused Driver (Ryan Gosling) to become who he is will never be explained in Drive . There’s this fascinating look in his eyes as he enters conversations, staring intently as if he either has to control himself or enter a deep rooted thought process.
Excerpt: I know that Ryan Gosling used to be a member of the Mickey Mouse club along with Justin Timberlake, but after reading his bio on IMDB, that was in 1993 and I was in college then. Now I do remember him from one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies, “Murder by Numbers.
Conclusion: Really, the only thing holding this Blu-ray gem back is a lackluster and forgettable collection of Special Features. Other than that, I would have no problem recommending this one as a near reference disc from the few memorable movies of 2011. I’ll be honest.
Excerpt: Drive is in essence a very basic movie of crime and revenge, but this sleek, meticulous and effortlessly cool film still feels like a giant coming-out party for its director, Nicolas Winding Refn, and star Ryan Gosling.
Excerpt: “I’m a driver,” says Ryan Gosling in Drive , and he doesn’t need to say another word. With that simple utterance, Nicolas Winding Refn’s minimalist thriller defines its aesthetic—lean, efficient, and sharpened to the finest point.