The Driver Reviews

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July 17, 2019
A highly stylized, pretentious thriller.
August 7, 2018
While we can readily identify these characters, we can't identify with them simply because Hill never bothers to tell us what makes them tick.
June 16, 2018
The closing chase -- two great Drivers in a final showdown -- had me on the edge of my seat for two good reasons: I was thrilled. And I couldn't wait to leave.
August 8, 2017
The car chases are breathtaking.
August 8, 2017
The peak of [Hill]'s austere stylised purifications of Hollywood genres.
August 8, 2017
A fair-to-middling auto-noir.
August 17, 2013
Bruce Dern, merely one of the best actors of the 1970s, is in his element here as an arrogant cop with a Cheshire-cat grin.
August 8, 2013
Hill has remained a steadily stylish presence in the idiom of action cinema. His genres of concern tend to be the Western and the urban crime drama, and the twain meet in neo-noir The Driver. [Blu-ray]
September 18, 2010
Even a claustrophobic vision is preferable to none at all, and I want to like Hill's movies. But The Driver is almost impossible to travel with.
February 5, 2010
The most direct manifestation of Walter Hill's continuous desire to remake Pickpocket
May 28, 2008
You can almost smell rubber burning.
April 29, 2008
By the end of The Driver you might wonder if you were in a car accident.
January 19, 2007
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A combination of brilliantly edited car chases and existential thriller which recalls the sombreness of Melville and the spareness of Leone.
October 21, 2005
A terrific neo-noir that was sadly dumped by its studio in the summer of 1978. Filled with exciting car chases and cynical, hard-boiled exchanges.
September 20, 2005
September 1, 2005
July 12, 2005
Stripped-down thriller about compromised car thief.
May 9, 2005
It is Awful Movie. It is Pretentious Movie. It is Silly Movie. It talks just like this.
August 22, 2003
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