11/18/2011

Movie Review: Drive (2011)


Who says you can't mix drama and action? Drive is proof that the two can go together.

Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver moonlighting as a mechanic and a getaway car driver in this very textured film by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. Feeling like a 1980's film, the story starts off with a tension-filled getaway scene that sets off the mood and never lets up.

The film is near-perfect if not for the lull-inducing scenes before the climax.I also felt this movie was very much like Ben Affleck's The Town-- good characterization for both the good and bad guys, plus good spread of action and emotion.

Gritty and polished, this film is one of the best car films to date. Go watch Drive now.


Rating: 4.5/5


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