The Driver Reviews
I found the film fast yet well-thought through. The characters are played very well and believably by O'Neal and Adjani, although I found the movie a bit cold. The characters don't seem very original and rarely display any emotions whatsoever.
The movie isn't very violent, but most violence could have been left out entirely and replaced the movie with a better plot. One woman character's murder in particular could have been replaced with a car chase in my opinion, 'cause it makes the movie more violent, which was entirely unnecessary. Also, there aren't that many car chases in this movie - not a huge letdown, but when a movie is about car chases one would assume it had more than one car chase.
I personally think that this could have been a great movie, with one or two more car chases and a bit more room for the actors to display what they can do with their characters.
I believe I shall have to re-review latest film Drive starring Ryan Gosling, for I actually never knew that film contained so much of similar elements from this movie. The opening scene is frame to frame copy, having watched this film I felt totally awkward about Gosling's character, whom I had praised so much (as he was simply following the character of The Driver).