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With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.



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Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense. -- (C) FilmDistrict

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Albert Brooks
as Bernie Rose
Oscar Isaac
as Standard
Kaden Leos
as Benicio
Jeff Wolfe
as Tan Suit
Joey Bucarro
as Chauffeur
Joe Bucaro III
as Chauffeur
Tiara Parker
as Young Woman
Tim Trella
as Hitman #1
Jimmy Hart
as Hitman #2
Tina Huang
as Waitress
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Bearded Redneck
Craig Baxley, Jr.
as Masked Man #1
Craig Baxley Jr.
as Masked Man #1
Kenny Richards
as Masked Man #2
Joe Pingue
as Assistant Director #1
Dieter H. Busch
as Assistant Director #2
Chris Muto
as Caterer
Rachel Dib
as Newscaster
Rachel Dik
as Newscaster
Steve Knoll
as Movie Star
Mara LaFontaine
as Movie Star's Girlfriend
Teonee Tbrasl
as Police Officer
Teonee Thrash
as Police Officer
Ralph Lawler
as Basketball Announcer
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All Critics (256) | Top Critics (51)

  • What it had going for it was an uncanny and moving relationship between Gosling and Mulligan.

    Jun 24, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Ultra-violent, ultra-tedious, bargain-basement rip-off of the classic 1978 Walter Hill film The Driver.

    Oct 25, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A film that moves relentlessly forward, carrying you along so completely that it's only afterwards, if at all, that you begin to wonder about origins and plausibilities.

    Sep 25, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • By no means perfect, although it's hard to process the flaws while your insides are singing and you can't catch your breath.

    Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Drive is a movie with power but is still directionless; the acceleration is great, but the steering needs looking at.

    Sep 22, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Sure, it's shallow, but it's also slickly compelling, beautifully crafted and so damn shiny.

    Sep 21, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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