Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Crime/Gangster and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.
Release Date: September 16th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.
Director: Nicholas Winding Refn
JJ Rating: B+
Driver (Ryan Gosling) drives for the movies and for those that pay for a getaway. Things become dicing when gets involved with Irene's (Carey Mulligan) family issues. Drive.
5 Good Things About This Film
- The script. The short and to the point lines for Gosling's character Driver were perfect. Especially when matched against his acting.
- Carey Mulligan annoyed me in that artsy French film, but in Drive she commanded her facial expressions with fantastic display. That was what Drive mainly was, a film facial acting.
- The emotional aspect of Drive worked through ever single gesture and facial expressions.
- ...though the use of music worked really well with many scenes such as Gosling and Mulligan thinking of one another while in different rooms.
- Fantastic shots. One in particular deals with shadows.
2 Bad Things About This Film
- The slowness did drag on me, but I got over it because, again, it worked as it did for Warrior.
- I can't decide if I dislike or like the 80's feel through the music and the pink lettering. I mostly dislike it...
I don't think that this film is for everyone. One lady walked out and said it was boring, but based on how she talked, her excitement would have to do with loud characters in a hair salon. It's also not for people that can't handle silence or well used slowness. Drive is a good film for September.