The Driver Reviews

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]
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
July 12, 2005
Stripped-down thriller about compromised car thief.
August 22, 2003
October 18, 2002
July 25, 2002
An all-time great action movie. Hill's existential musings are made palpable with the soulful performances by O'Neal and Adjani.