Drive Reviews

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September 8, 2017
... Drive is a riveting watch.
April 17, 2015
I'll never forget the first time I saw Drive. I've since never been able to replicate the experience.
June 24, 2013
What it had going for it was an uncanny and moving relationship between Gosling and Mulligan.
January 27, 2012
Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive is an ambient mood piece that his you like a shot of nitroglycerine enhanced adrenaline yet goes down as smoothly as an expensive slug of single-malt.
October 25, 2011
Ultra-violent, ultra-tedious, bargain-basement rip-off of the classic 1978 Walter Hill film The Driver.
October 9, 2011
While you could lean back and nod along to Refn's posturing, the film plays more like an exercise in turn-of-the-Eighties nostalgia, a movie-length strong-silent swagger inspired by the art on a VHS box.
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 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.
September 22, 2011
Drive is a masterpiece of surface over depth. Catnip for anyone who thinks cinema is for the eye rather than the brain or heart.
September 22, 2011
Even when the screen goes berserk - a face splintering under a stamping heel, a master-crook attacking a defenceless colleague's features with a knife and fork - director Refn doesn't blink or expect us to.
September 22, 2011
By no means perfect, although it's hard to process the flaws while your insides are singing and you can't catch your breath.
September 22, 2011
Drive is a movie with power but is still directionless; the acceleration is great, but the steering needs looking at.
September 21, 2011
Sure, it's shallow, but it's also slickly compelling, beautifully crafted and so damn shiny.
September 20, 2011
In grabbing our attention, [Refn] diverts it from what matters. The horror lingers and seeps; the feelings are sponged away.
September 19, 2011
Oh alright, it ain't Shane. But it is about as much shamelessly disreputable, stylish, ultra-violent fun you're going to have at the movies this year.
September 18, 2011
A unique blend of classical tropes and modern filmmaking.
September 17, 2011
It's the kind of movie magic that we don't see every Friday night at the theaters anymore.
September 16, 2011
For me, Drive is all attitude, punctuated by unpleasant bursts of violence. If that's what passes for cutting-edge filmmaking, or storytelling, we're in trouble.
September 16, 2011
The extreme and escalating violence will prove off-putting to some-frankly, I'm surprised not to have been among them-but for the rest, Drive is a needle-punch of adrenaline to the aorta.
September 16, 2011
In reworking genres without quoting shamelessly, Refn proves himself his own man and a guy quite capable of taking us places we didn't even know we wanted to go.
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