Drive

Drive

93%

Critic Review - Film.com

The pace of this film is a beautiful thing to behold, as Drive is a patient but taut thriller.

September 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Film.com | Comments (11)
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Paul Cauchon

Paul Cauchon

A taut thriller if you think Matlock and Murder She Wrote are Poe's and Conan Doyle's equals...

Sep 16 - 08:56 PM

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Chris Truth-Patriot

Chris Truth-Patriot

I agree....

Sep 20 - 07:42 AM

Mathew Sewell

Mathew Sewell

Yes, how dare a movie not be a shitty action film. I bet you give 5 stars to Transporter, don't you? What a worthless opinion. Do you really just log on solely to proclaim to the world that you're a vapid idiot with no taste?

Sep 26 - 02:47 PM

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Allan Bowman

Allan Bowman

Chris T.--- Breaking down your review, one point at a time.... Love justifies his life-risking actions. How did you not see that? Love is unselfish. Boring is an opinion. The lack of diaglogue was intentional (which some of us appreciated). Driver has personality but the quiet beast inside is hidden and revealed slowly and more dramatically as the movie goes on (as seen in Taxi Driver). The man was a mystery because the director wanted it that way (Eastwood's Man With No Name). Mystery is often compelling. If you watch the movie again, you'll see that he cared about the girl and the child so much that he'd do anything for them, even if it meant throwing his life away. This was shown more than told in MANY ways and it was a brilliant way of getting the point across. Inner motivations are proven in action over words. It's that way in life. You spent ten bucks because you thought you were at Transformers 3 (my assumption).

Sep 21 - 08:20 PM

Allan Bowman

Allan Bowman

*dialogue*

Sep 21 - 08:21 PM

Tyrone Toplis

Tyrone Toplis

well said

Nov 21 - 01:34 AM

Emerald1234S

Stephen Murphy

Your "Real Review" summarises as nothing more than a call for the status-quo. Seems you got scared by a film that didn't conform to your expectation of "character epiphanies", "concrete motives" and "a happy ending". All i can say is welcome to the world of real cinema

Oct 10 - 05:13 PM

Mauricio A.

Mauricio Avendaņo

*applause*

Thank god, finally someone with sense in this whole fucking website

Nov 9 - 10:38 PM

Brandon W.

Brandon Whales

get 'em

Nov 26 - 04:18 PM

Scott Graham

Scott Graham

I can't help but think that a lot of the people who hated this EXCELLENT movie were busy texting their friends for an hour and a half waiting for action to draw their short attention spans back to the screen.
An amazing device was having the driver waiting in the car in real time while whatever was going on inside was unknown..the tension was unbearable just like in real life.

Feb 1 - 04:13 PM

Zachary Broadway

Zachary Broadway

I cannot agree more sir. Cinema now is so focused on creating key scenes that impress with excellent stunts and choreographed fights that they miss the point of cinema, to tell a story. This movie had action, but the focus wasn't 90 minutes of CGI explosions and a fairy-tale romance in shocking 3D. The movie told a story, a tragedy and Casablanca-esque style heartbreaker. I haven't seen a movie that said so much with so few words in a very long time.

Mar 30 - 07:28 PM

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