Sure, this movie has flaws. It has a tendency to drag out at times, and the acting seems bland at parts(although this is punctuated by moments of GREAT acting, such as that by Albert Brooks, Ryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, and some scenes with Ryan Gosling, to name a few). However, all of these serve a purpose, contrasting the slow and human(if detached) aspects of the Driver with the fast and violent world that he inhabits and eventually succumbs to in the BEST elevator scene EVER. In addition, the noir-esque style combined with western archetypes blend quite well to create a true arthouse experience. I love this movie, though definitely think that it needs some reading in to to enjoy in its entirety. That aside, the cinematography, visuals, and soundtrack are all phenomenal, and definitely make it worth at least one viewing. This movie isn't for everybody, but it's one of my favorites.