Drive (2011)

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.

David Thomson
The New Republic

What it had going for it was an uncanny and moving relationship between Gosling and Mulligan.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The extreme and escalating violence will prove off-putting to some-frankly, I'm surprised not to have been among them-but for the rest, Drive is a needle-punch of adrenaline to the aorta.

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Sarah Marrs

Drive is the best love story I've seen at the movies in a long time.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Sure, it's shallow, but it's also slickly compelling, beautifully crafted and so damn shiny.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

In reworking genres without quoting shamelessly, Refn proves himself his own man and a guy quite capable of taking us places we didn't even know we wanted to go.

Robert Koehler
Cinema Scope

... Drive is actually a film in search of romance, zigzagging through an obstacle course of fairy tale and myth...

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

In grabbing our attention, [Refn] diverts it from what matters. The horror lingers and seeps; the feelings are sponged away.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Drive is pedal-to-the-metal stuff. Don't get behind the wheel unless you can take the rush.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... Drive is a riveting watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This arthouse action-noir is especially successful in what is so hard to see in movies today: style plus substance, with a fantastic Ryan Gosling as a sullen,… More
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Mark Walker
In 2008, just three years after the publication of James Sallis' crime novel Drive, Universal Studios got behind the idea of a film adaptation. Originally,… More
Al S
A dark, visceral, patient and mind-blowing experience. One hell of an exhilarating and insanely cool movie. An adrenaline-pumping thrill-ride that never stops.… More
Chris Weber
This film is a very slick and awesome conscious mix of contemporary and retro aesthetics and stylization, and, even though I'd prefer the decade for the… More
Christian C
Much slower pace than I anticipated -- it's not really an action film. Gosling, like always, delivers an excellent performance.