Drive, He Said
Drive, He Said (1971)

In this convoluted drama, helmed by Jack Nicholson in his directorial debut, a long-haired college basketball star must decide whether or not he wants go professional or whether he wants to be a revolutionary with his roommate. While he… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jack Nicholson's first venture into direction is very much a film of its time.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

All of the film's characters, and all of the performances, are touched with the kind of unexpected sensibility and decency that are rare in most films of this genre.

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Fernando F. Croce

Nicholson's campus is a fractured, pulsating place

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Variety Staff

Nicholson deftly illustrates the background cynicism of big time sports against the more obvious cynicism of college life.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A disorganized but occasionally brilliant movie about two college students and the world they, and we, inhabit.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An ambitious but confused film about basketball, draft dodging and sleeping with professors' wives.

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Time Out

No way can it be said to work, despite the cast's cultish distinction, but it still knocks most of its quasi-radical contemporaries sideways as an index of doomed '60s/'70s causes and confusions.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

I think the film is a mess. Even though I was there where and when it was filmed, and I went through some of the same stuff these characters did, I couldn't relate to it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Nicholson's personality comes through in the film's rhythms: crazed and vibrant at times, classical and refined at other times.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Sigur
It's a shame that one of the greatest actors of our time couldn't convince the lead in his directorial debut to give a credible performance. But… More
The relationships between characters make no sense and mean nothing. The pacing and camera work are fine, but there is no sense of importance in this film. The… More