Drive Movie Reviews
User reviews on Drive
So I read the amazing reviews everywhere about this film and I decided that it is definitely worth to see it in the theaters. After the film i was confused, I knew that I should have liked it because it was beautifully filmed and acted and it was definitely very artsy and deep, I knew all of those things and yet i did not enjoy watching this film. I guess i am not artsy enough for this film, it felt a bit pretensious to me and I thought there were way too much starring and driving in silence and starring again. I absolutely love Ryan Gosling and I thought he was great in this film but I guess I just did not like the film itself.
"I don't sit in while your running it down. I don't carry a gun. I DRIVE." And he does a damn good job at it too. You see that in the first scene. Driver is a stunt driver for movies during the day and a getaway driver by night. For me "Drive" was like "Bullitt". It didn't have crazy ass chase scenes which I thought was good. It held true to the book, but there was some stuff in the book that wasn't in the movie. If they would've added that stuff in, it would have made more sense for some people. Ryan Gosling is my hero and idol. He is such a brilliant actor and portrayed Driver like no one else could have. Now for people with weak stomachs and that want to see this movie, if I were you I would bring a barf bag because some of the scenes are very bloody and graphic. All and all, This movie had an AWESOME storyline and an AWESOME cast. For the people that thought this movie was stupid and didn't make sense, it's probably because you didn't pay enough attention to the movie. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SEEING THIS MOVIE IN THE THEATERS. Five Stars and an A
I am not sure about this movie. I liked the way it was filmed and visually it is an amazing film, but I guess I am not artsy enough for this movie. There were way too many silences and staring for me and the infinate shots of the driver’s face and his dreamy profile while driving at night. I adore Ryan Gosling and I think he was great in this film, however i thought that the movie was pretensous and I did not have a good time watching it. I did not excpect the film to be so violent either, I do not like gruesome films and this one was pretty nasty. Overall, It is not my type of film.
This movie is bad, really bad. You know that scene in the trailer where the guy kisses the girl in the elevator. That is 5 seconds before he stomps a guy to death, then keeps stomping on his head for several more minutes. The girl is so freaked by the gratutitous violence she looks at him with a look of terror and we never see her in the movie again. This movie is not about driving. There is actually very little about driving at all. It's only redeeming quality is that a few of the characters are tragic. Horrible movie, don't let the wife or kids see it, seriously!
This is the worst movie I have seen in a long time! The trailer makes it look great, and for some reason all the critics love it - but let me tell you the truth:
Boring. I mean really boring. No action, tension or excitement.
Implausible. There is so much that just makes no sense.
Terrible acting. Albert Brooks and Cranston portray the worst Jewish gangsters I have ever seen.
Drive is a throwback to movies I love, ones that rely on mood and character more than crashes and mayhem. That's not to say there aren't some great chase sequences in Drive, but unlike most films where that's all the movie is about, Drive uses those chases to tell a larger story, and take us into a fascinating world where light and shadow sometimes mix.
Ryan Gossling continues to prove himself one of the best actors working today as a man with no name who drives stunt cars by day and getaway cars by night. He's a quintessential loner who lives by his own code, though morally, it makes sense. He finds himself attracted to his neighbor, and a connection with her young son. Her husband is released from prison, and hires the driver. There's not doubt the driver's feelings for his neighbor will affect him, but the film doesn't go for the easy out or the quick chase.
While Gossling holds the picture together, the supporting cast, which includes Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman and Bryan Cranston, are all excellent, and help make the film a deeper experience by contrasting people who we get to know well with the driver, whom is always a bit of a mystery. It's a very exciting film, but one with a deep, surprisingly emotional core.
This is a film about a stunt driver for the movies who drives getaway vehicles for armed thiefs by night, the film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston. I absolutely loved this film, it is probably one of the best films I have seen this year and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film has an amazing cast and Ryan Gosling is so freaking good that I want to scream, I am oficially in love with him. The film is not about crazy chases and CGI crashes, it is very deep and emotionally satisfying, I really did not expect that.