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, messy story and characters, good soundtrack, a good love relationship, and very good first 30 minutes, after that, the movie has a downfall with a lot of mistakes in a lot of scenes, unnecessary gore and bad acting from the rest of the cast, with the exception of a few characters like shannon, irene and Driver.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Lead Actors: Ryan Gosling
Any genuine film buff like myself would sadly agree that looking back (2011) was absolutely a horrendous year for the film industry. Only director Nicolas Refn's "DRIVE" and Gavin O'Connor's spellbinding attraction "WARRIOR" were worthy of "BEST PICTURE" and both of them were disgracefully snubbed by the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. With its exceptionally soothing trance-like musical score, polarizing imagery and mesmerizing blend of attitude and violence, the unconventionally chaotic (2011) film "DRIVE" is a cinematic masterpiece that's absolutely astonishing frame to frame.
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.
One of the top five films I've seen this year