100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Few actors working today could make emotional sense of such a protean character, but Ryan Gosling does so with calm authority. He's a formidable presence in a film that grabs your gaze and won't let go except for moments when you can't help but look away.
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100

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Low-key, sleek and sophisticated, Drive provides the visceral pleasures of pulp without sacrificing art. It's cool and smart. Some critics might even call it European.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A brilliant piece of nasty business that races on a B-movie track until it switches to the dizzying fuel of undiluted creativity. Damn, it's good. You can get buzzed just from the fumes coming off this wild thing.
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95

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Drive not only met my hopes; it charged way over the speed limit, partly because it's an unapologetically commercial picture that defies all the current trends in mainstream action filmmaking.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie has you from its nearly wordless opening sequence.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The entire film, in fact, seems much more real than the usual action-crime-chase concoctions we've grown tired of. Here is a movie with respect for writing, acting and craft. It has respect for knowledgable moviegoers.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The look is artfully stylized, influenced by classic film noir; the mood is dark; the performances nuanced; and the story unnervingly exciting.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Among Gosling's many star-making qualities is his nuanced mastery, since "The Believer," of a facial expression of infinitely adaptable, imperturbable, sustained calm that can read as chilling or ardent, hard or soft, as the role demands.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
So it's a fun, if not exhilarating, ride, one sped along with the help of a wonderfully assembled cast.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
For all the movement in Drive, the quiet, deathly still moments are the ones that count.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.