Seen it in Cannes. Amazing movie. Really great performance from Gosling too!
5 stars!? This better be good! :P
I'll be watching it based solely on the cast, if it's great then all the better.
Go see this movie, it's good.
Looking forward to seeing this. Has to be a Drive in movie though :-)
Jesus &ishouldknow doesnt half s**te on.
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn is making quite a name for himself in the English-speaking world. He made the highly atmospheric but little-seen Viking movie Valhalla Rising last year. Drive however will be his calling card to Hollywood. It's definitely one of the year's most memorable films, although for me it fell just short of classic status due to its slowly moving dialogue scenes (do people really talk that slowly?). It's soaked in atmosphere and Los Angeles is filmed as if it was a Michael Mann film. It's like an 80s film even right down to the pumping soundtrack, but shot in the present day. And Ryan Gosling continues to impress with his range. Highly recommended.
I agree with Hedonist, I thought this movie was over-rated. I thought Goslings acting was non existent, he was like a wooden Steve McQueen. The movie itself was like a cheap mans Cohen brothers movie. It was slow and violent for the sake of it. Someone said here it was good for a low-budget movie, it cost 13 million to make, not very low-budget. Empty cost 10K to make and its a much better movie, now thats low budget.
Phenomenal film. One of the few that I have ever seen that still lingers a week after I have seen it. The trailer does not give an accurate indication of the movie thematically at all. Gosling was simply brilliant, cold, calculating with a visceral explosive capability for violence mercifully free of the tough man swagger I was half expecting to see. In my top 5.
enjoyable but over rated movie . Gosling acting was not that great , speaks very few words and looks stiff . I would say 3 stars . The plot had mnay potholes in it and did not make sense and violence was too graphic for some ( not me ) .
I really did not enjoy this movie and I cannot understand why it received such great reviews. First of all it was far too gruesome and the story line was not entertaining. There was no interesting twist and it was very predictable. They tried to make the movie alternative and artistic with the use silence, interesting camera angles and unusual music but for me this did not work. Almost like they really were trying. I have seen a lot better!
Saw it today, its an absolutely savage movie. But its not for everybody, simple as.
This is no Hollywood blockbuster and that's what makes this such an amazing piece of work. No mega action scenes or saturation of cheesy one liners here. Very European and very art house in influence. Again Gosling shows his off his skill not only in acting through the bones of his character but also in his choice of who he works with and what he works on. Working as a two bit stunt man and moonlighting as a getaway driver, Gosling falls for his neighbour who has a young son. I won't go to much into the story, but this is a very stylish and classy composition. For those looking for something along the lines of Transporter, this isn't the movie for you. Nicely paced with well placed minimalist action and well placed scenes of violence, this is one for real film lovers. Faultless. Loved it. 11/10
Someone told me 'go see this movie, its good', and someone else told me 'its actually unreal, you should really go see it'. Both these staements grossly undersold the film to me. There is no word that can descrobe how good it is.....Is that a sell?
It is a great film, really stays with you. Feel the urge to go see it again. I closed my eyes for all the really violent bits, (could see them coming)
Biggest load of s**te!!!!! Do not go! 5 stars is because the critic is up his own arse thinking his own s**te smells like perfum!!!! s**t film - do not go, save your money
I love Ryan Gosling and I usually 100% agree with Mike's reviews but I have to say Drive was woefull!! And I was so looking forward to it!! It just seemed like they forgot to bother with much of a script and decided to let Mr Gosling look all intense in a gold jacket carry the entire affair...
loved this, one of the best films i've seen in a long time. wanted to see it again as soon as it was over, sountrack was awesome. can't add much to what was said above, but for anyone that said gosling was stiff, did you ever think it was a characteristic of the person he was playing? brilliant brilliant film, definitely in my top 5.
"Ranking alongside Heat and Gone Baby Gone (yes, it's that good)" - I saw it last night, it's good - but it ain't *that* good. On par with 5-star 'Metropolis' and 'Citizen Kane'?!? No. Hell no. 'Drive' has a superb indie feel to it, helped by the stoic Gosling in the lead, the efficient direction by Refn, and urban soundtrack. But never 5-stars.
i was disappointed actually. was expecting a little more action and dialogue/plot. i think its over rated also. not something i would go out and buy on dvd anyways, unfortunetly.
Not a ***** movie in my eyes.. Entertaining and Gosling was good in it.. I'd have to give it ***. First time I didn't agree with Mike.
Well worth going to see, the soundtrack rocks :)
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