Ryan Gosling is too good for this movie, rushed story development and ending, the first half was very good with it´s Synthwavey´ soundtrack backseat car shots, good story and characters, good soundtrack, a good love relationship, and very good first 30 minutes, after that, the movie had some issues with shooting mistakes in a lot of scenes, like the hammer scene, cheesy acting from the rest of the cast, with the exception of a few characters like shannon, irene and Driver. Although, the movie has a lot of deep meanings and a strong message of a man who doesn´t know himself very well and struggles to decide who he wants to be, why can´t the shark be a good guy?
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Lead Actors: Ryan Gosling/Bryan Cranston
Any genuine film buff like myself would sadly agree that when looking back at (2011), it was an absolutely horrendous year for the film industry. Only director Nicolas Refn's "DRIVE" and Gavin O'Connor's spellbinding attraction "WARRIOR" were even worthy of "BEST PICTURE" and both of them were disgracefully snubbed by the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. With its exceptionally soothing trancelike musical score, polarizing imagery and mesmerizing blend of attitude and violence, the unconventionally chaotic (2011) film "DRIVE" is nothing short of spectacular. A genuine cinematic masterpiece that's absolutely astonishing from beginning to end!
Ryan Gosling's riveting performance as a mysteriously obscure Hollywood stunt driver is slickly enchanting and even though the character himself is a man with very little to say, his actions speak immensely louder than his words as he magnificently delivers one of the most remarkably rewarding and uncommonly intense vengeance sequences of all time.
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston
Plot: A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
Review: Its great feeling to pop in a movie or click since I watched it on Netflix and it turn out to be an amazing movie. This film tells the stories of the characters beautifully with just the right amount action/violence and great story. This film is in no way anything like the Fast and the Furious. Drive is more like the movie Memento without the backwards plot twist it just flows similarly. To me this truly is the best film of 2011 and one of the best films I have ever seen.
Recommendation: Buy, Buy, Buy I'm going to watch this at least 10 times just to catch everything this is an amazing movie. If your cheap then rent It at Bronco Video or watch on Netflix.
One of the top five films I've seen this year