Learning To Drive Reviews
August 29, 2019
This is a gently woven story; small yet nourishing, and well worth the ticket price.
May 2, 2019
While there are a few genuinely funny moments, Learning to Drive isn't the feel-good comedy it's meant to be.
March 7, 2019
If only Coixet and Kernochan would flirt with danger a little more in their filmmaking, we could have had a more memorable film on our hands.
March 1, 2019
LEARNING TO DRIVE basically takes the Hollywood blueprint about what a film about new beginnings should be and turns it into a Happy Meal that has been replicated umpteen times over.
August 30, 2018
Learning to Drive makes me wish we had never met Wendy. Her story is self-indulgent and uninspiring.
August 22, 2018
Isabel Coixet brings us an insightful, refreshing and mercifully cliché-free look at a woman in her early 60s learning to start over through learning to drive.
August 21, 2018
With creative writing and adept acting, it's a film that will transport you to a better place in life.
December 3, 2017
This odd couple has much to learn from each other - and I'm not talking about parallel parking. Their scenes together are well-written and deftly acted. As they should be, with two of Hollywood's most accomplished pros behind the wheel.
October 23, 2017
Sarah Kernochan supplies an insightful screenplay that deals with illegal immigration, arranged marriage and institutional racism along the way to a touching and cleverly unexpected ending.
October 11, 2017
[It] has its own concerns and addresses them simply and winningly.
August 21, 2017
[Patricia] Clarkson, the ultimate WASP and [Ben] Kingsley, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji, are very good together.
July 28, 2017
Learning to Drive... is a satisfyingly grownup movie. Its stakes are gentle but real. Its characters behave decently yet feel strongly, and their parallel worlds are unfair if occasionally joyous.
March 23, 2017
In Learning to Drive, the conversations and 'lessons' exchanged ( ... ) feel too scripted; life lessons disguised as driving lessons, deliberate and contrived.
December 27, 2016
Kingsley essays both authenticity and humour, but it's often hard to know what's steering the story.
December 27, 2016
Clarkson -- wonderful -- remains one of the least sung and most skilled of America's thinking screen divas.
June 12, 2016
Clarkson, in particular, is spot-on; her character unfolds gradually into the serenity that comes with hard-earned self-sufficiency. And the gentle, low-key humour belies some spiky observations about multicultural America.
June 9, 2016
It's a gentle, uneventful film with a fair amount of charm ...