Summary: This film is about a stuntman-turned-wheelman must use all his skills to survive after a botched job results in a contract on his head. This movie has a amazing soundtrack and the directing in this movie was just brilliant.
Summary: Solid entertaining movie, but nothing earth shattering here. Good action. Ryan Gosling's character is too odd for me connect with so it left something to be desired there. I am sure the writers wanted him to be that odd but it was just creepy.
Excerpt: I love how implicit Drive was. What other films could not do for me with implicitness, this movie did perfectly. See, it took me a while to start liking this movie and several viewings, but by the third, I loved it. The first time I watched it, I thought: Okay, something new, very creative, I like it. The Second time: Wow, there is actually a lot more to the story, plus the soundtrack is great.
Excerpt: If at any point you wanted to put put Drive on pause, you would be presented with something suitable for framing as a poster on the wall. Every shot in this movie is immaculately conceived and presented. Much in the same way as Quentin Tarantino, Nicolas Winding Refn lets his shots play - and play they do. The cinematography in the movie is staggering. It's as close to a perfect presentation if ever there was one.
Summary: When I was awake & watching Drive, The soundtrack drove me nuts! Talk about garbage for your ears.If you want to torture somebody pop the soundtrack into your player & hit repeat.There were also times during the movie where something was suppose to be happening but it felt like nothing was happening at all & it drove me up the wall.I tried & tried to give Drive a chance when my eyelids would let me but after shutting it off after the 4th time I gave up & hit the eject...
Summary: Never has a movie with such little dialogue been such a great movie. This movie really snuck under the radar. This has the feel of a Tarrentino flick. Ryan Goseling's performance was great and outside of his usual realm. I don't even know what category to put this movie in. Very original.
Excerpt: Drive is a technically superb, beautifully acted and directed cinematic treat. Director Nicolas Winding Refn hits it out of the park here, giving us a slowly-paced, but engaging character study about a young guy who will unleash with rage to defend the people he cares about. He doesn't talk much, he's quite calm, but when he gets angry, he gets more interesting. In some way, he's a sociopath. In the end, he's just as mysterious as he was in the beginning.
Excerpt: Easily one of 2011's most overrated films. Is it because the approach is different? God awful 80's pop techno soundtrack accompanies a simple, surface based character drama. Its complexity is only in its photography...driving at night, diving helicopters and cop cars in pursuit of our driver. Cops are after our silent protaganist because why? He does side jobs using his driving skill to make ends meet it seems.
Excerpt: A stunt driver and part time wheel man decides to help his neighbour's ex-con husband perform a robbery to clear a debt incurred whilst in prison to protect his family. Drive has a very self-consciously retro feel to it and despite the very 80s styling it has far more in common with the hard boiled cop thrillers of the 1970s such as The Getaway, The French Connection and of course, Dirty Harry.