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

Mark Hamstra

Mark Hamstra

This film was awful. One long, boring cliche with no decent car scenes, no snappy dialogue, no character development... just a lot of posing and staring and waiting around. This director is obviously trying to emulate Michael Mann. BUT Mann has always had good writing behind him.

Sep 17 - 10:10 AM

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

David Tanny

David Tanny

Your opinion is pretty worthless too, buddy. It's the internet. There is no credibility.

Dec 18 - 02:33 PM

Chris Truth-Patriot

Chris Truth-Patriot

The movie is boring, lacks dialogue, the characters are not defined, and lack motive. The main character has no personality, and attempts to sell his blank facial expressions, and little to no words as the "man of mysterious demeanor." The main character risks his life on several occasions for a woman he rarely talks to. A 10 second lustful stare down is suppose to be the motivation of the characters multiple life risking actions. The ending; well, there is no ending! This isn't surprising, based on the fact the bland main character doesn't have any background, personality, motive, or facial expressions. To sum it up; there is no ending because there is no movie. There is no movie, because there is no central theme. REFUND PLEASE...

Sep 19 - 07:24 PM

Chris Truth-Patriot

Chris Truth-Patriot



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Real Review * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The movie is boring, lacks dialogue, and the 'driver' doesn't have any motive to justify his life risking actions. The entire screen play must be 3-4 pages.

The main character shows no personality at all. The movie attempts to sell his blank facial expressions, and limited dialogue as some sort of mystery man. However, this mystery has no clues, nor answers, and is a huge failure. The only mystery to me is how a sub par movie has overwhelming positive review, and why I spent 10 dollars on a ticket.

The main character risks his life on several occasions for a woman he rarely talked to. A 10 second lustful stare down is suppose to be the motivation of the characters multiple life risking actions.

The ending; well, there is no ending! This isn't surprising, based on the fact the bland main character doesn't have any background, personality, motive, or facial expressions. To sum it up; there is no ending because there is no movie. There is no movie, because there is no central theme, or believable motivation.

The fact this movie has overwhelming positive reviews shows the bar has been lowered for the new era of cinematography; or, that critics get a some sort of monetary incentive to sell extra tickets.

Face facts, many people often see a movie based on reviews. There are 10's of millions to be made or lost, depending on critics reviews. When you see a bad movie get overwhelmingly positive reviews; it's safe to assume the movie invested in buying critics.

Sep 20 - 07:42 AM

Chris Truth-Patriot

Chris Truth-Patriot


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Real Review * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The movie is boring, lacks dialogue, and the 'driver' doesn't have any motive to justify his life risking actions.

The main character shows no personality at all. The movie attempts to sell his blank facial expressions, and limited dialogue as some sort of mystery man. However, this mystery has no clues, nor answers, and is a huge failure. The only mystery to me is how a sub par movie has overwhelming positive review, and why I spent 10 dollars on a ticket.

The main character risks his life on several occasions for a woman he rarely talked to. A 10 second lustful stare down is suppose to be the motivation of the characters multiple life risking actions.

The ending; well, there is no ending! This isn't surprising, based on the fact the bland main character doesn't have any background, personality, motive, or facial expressions. To sum it up; there is no ending because there is no movie. There is no movie, because there is no central theme, or believable motivation.

The fact this movie has overwhelming positive reviews shows the bar has been lowered for the new era of cinematography; or, that critics get a some sort of monetary incentive to sell extra tickets.

Face facts, many people often see a movie based on reviews. There are 10's of millions to be made or lost, depending on critics reviews. When you see a bad movie get overwhelmingly positive reviews; it's safe to assume the movie invested in buying critics.

Sep 20 - 07:47 AM

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

Mauricio A.

Mauricio Avendaņo

"there is no ending"
"lacks dialogue"

what are you like 6?

Nov 9 - 10:43 PM

Mauricio A.

Mauricio Avendaņo

> "there is no ending" "lacks dialogue" what are you like 6?

Nov 9 - 10:43 PM

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