Drive Angry Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
Feels like an affectionate remake of an obscure 1978 Roger Corman production that might have been called "Hot Pants and the Devil Driver."
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
There's a thin line between clever and stupid. NIc Cage walks it.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 16, 2013
A little respect, please, for His Satanic Majesty, Nicolas Cage. Nobody else could have made this work, or would have wanted to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Drive Angry is very obviously Nicolas Cage embracing his own ridiculousness, or - in language invented by Bad Lieutenant director Werner Herzog - "releasing the pigs".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grae Drake
May 27, 2011
The Citizen Kane of exploitation flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It hits the sweet spots of Loony Tunes sex, violence, cars and exploding things more often than it misses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 10, 2011
This is entertainment, grind house style, polished up a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 4, 2011
A calculatedly over-the-top grindhouse-inspired rabble-rouser, marred by the self-congratulatory 'hipness' of its callously comic attitude toward violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 4, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
March 2, 2011
While serious-minded critics are still trying to figure out what 3D can do to enhance the cinematic experience, director Patrick Lussier is having a blast with the as-of-now gratuitously revived technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 2, 2011
Never one to be shy about taking on board an outlandish role that requires a new hairdo, Cage now relishes his Drive Angry leap into the crazy world of the 18-rated 3D action thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 2, 2011
Drive Angry 3D delivered even more than it promised. It fulfilled the lunacy it purported to offer and went further.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
March 1, 2011
Quickly establishes itself as a no-holds-barred grindhouse experience, fully aware of its own extreme ridiculousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 1, 2011
Fichtner alone is worth the price. This movie knows what it is, and does a good job of entertaining, even if you'll feel a little dirty for liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 28, 2011
A thrill ride in the driver's seat of a souped up '69 Dodge Charger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
February 28, 2011
The appeal of Drive Angry is much the same as that of Piranha: a willingness to revel in absurdity to the degree where the exhilaration is infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
February 28, 2011
Any movie that casts William Fichtner as a mysterious emissary who calls himself The Accountant and can kill two men with a flip of a quarter has done half its work already.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
February 28, 2011
In one astonishing scene Cage has sex with a naked cocktail waitress while swigging from the bottle of Jack Daniel's in one hand and killing six assailants with the gun he's holding in the other. Now that's real multitasking.
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
February 26, 2011
Cage passes the torch to the next generation of scene-chewing actors as he's graciously out-Caged by both Burke and shark-eyed William Fichtner as The Accountant
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2011
It's actually refreshing that Lussier and Farmer don't belabor the film's internal mythology of satanic cults, hell and the devil's administrative assistants.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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