Drive (2011) Synopsis
A stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver has a price on his head after a botched robbery.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie has you from its nearly wordless opening sequence.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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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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Drive: B+

By MattH306
An awkward start, but the movie kept growing on me....

See this only if you like Art Films

By morlights
This is an art film... I was very annoyed with the false trailor....

Best film of 2011 - Ryan Gosling is amazing

By eastofdurango
This film was expertly directed, cast, acted, and shot - the lighting, music, and character development is excellent. I went to this movie not knowing the full scope of its plot thinking it was a...

Drive right over to see it!

By biadrmer
What a great movie! Great casting! Even though the main actors didn't have a lot of dialogue, the silence was filled with meaning. The director showed the audience the yin and yang of life by...


By ccabbage
It starts out slow then packs a punch. Very violent deserving of it's R rating. The driving scenes are awesome as is Ryan Gosling. Crazy, Stupid Love it's not!...

Go For This Drive...It's An Ugly View In Places But Worth The Ticket.

By Alon Patterson
Violent but subdued, patient but intense, this film is executed perfectly. Gosling and Mulligan are an excellent onscreen pair. Bring into this mix Albert Brooks and Ron Pearlman and you get one...

This movie sucks

By ryandrake
Unless you want to stare awkwardly at Gosling while he doesn't speak, don't go....

All hype

The Good: The directing is great, as was the car chase scenes. So-So: The plot had potential but never developed into anything. The Bad: When I left the theater I felt I wasted my time and...

U will hate it

By crazyt2n
Didn't like it, I hated the movie, extreem violence with no story at all, very poor story in the movie, not for kids of course, first scene u will think it's gonna b like Transporter.. but nooooooo...

Stylized Deep Action

By awentworth-ping
Drive has long pauses and dramatic silences followed by amazing stylized drive sequences. A very good movie....

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Rated R | For Strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity
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Common Sense Media says Crime drama is exciting, well-made, and shockingly violent.
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