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Drive Reviews

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October 5, 2011
The film treats the audience with intelligence; it doesn't lay everything out and instead leaves you to do a little legwork too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2011
Terrific, pulpy stuff.
September 30, 2011
...the film's irresistibly stylish atmosphere [compensates] for its general lack of context and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2011
Punctuates its long stretches of cool, carefully calculated menace with splattery spasms of shocking violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 29, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 27, 2011
A more or less conventional Los Angeles-set hot-rod/getaway-driver movie with neo-noir decoration -- albeit satisfying enough on its own terms.
September 26, 2011
One for fans of Taxi Driver and TV's Dexter, Drive is a film whose considerable style at first obscures just how much it'll get under your skin and stay there for weeks to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 26, 2011
From its opening shots, Refn's movie is as cool and controlled as its protagonist... at once unhurriedly stylish and intensely gripping. You'd like to lean back and admire, but the action keeps pulling you to the edge of your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 25, 2011
High-octane excitement for the art-house set ... Think 'Two-Lane Blacktop' meets Kubrick's 'The Killing' meets Bresson ... Gosling's King of Cool may be the new McQueen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 25, 2011
Like the novels of Raymond Chandler and the paintings of David Hockney, Drive is both an accurate view of southern California's intoxicating sleaze and glamour and the filtering of it through a European sensibility.
September 25, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2011
In proving that less is more, Rifn has sent out a message to Hollywood in this age of austerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2011
Like watching rats fight in a gorgeously lit bucket, this is compellingly nasty, but for those with stomach for it, Drive is a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2011
An artful, impressively made film, and one sure to excite cinephiles, everyday adrenaline junkies, and fans of stylized car chases set to an indie synthpop soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2011
An unusually upscale, and surprisingly satisfying, action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2011
The tension is agonising... then rubber burns, the engine revs and we hold on tight. For the next 90 minutes, we don't let go.
September 23, 2011
Hold on tight and prepare for the ride of your life.
September 22, 2011
Winding Refn steals with such intelligence and thoughtfulness that there is a boldness and creativity to the film even though hardly a single moment of it is "original" in any way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 22, 2011
Gosling gives a laconic, sexy, quietly charming performance evocative of Steve McQueen, as a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2011
Weighted with steely silences and sudden explosions of graphic violence, Drive confronts and dismantles our expectations with a hardened confidence that is all too rare in contemporary Hollywood filmmaking
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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