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Based on 43 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 132 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Mainstream audiences will probably be confounded by Drive, while lovers of gritty filmmaking will defend every exaggerated shotgun wound as art. Know which camp you're in before you enter the theater. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The look is artfully stylized, influenced by classic film noir; the mood is dark; the performances nuanced; and the story unnervingly exciting. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Plays like an exalted episode of "Miami Vice" or a stealth version of "Shane." show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    For all the movement in Drive, the quiet, deathly still moments are the ones that count. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    So it's a fun, if not exhilarating, ride, one sped along with the help of a wonderfully assembled cast. show more

  • 95
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    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. show more

  • 100
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • August 04, 2012 ev00000000127776
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    Ryan Gosling as always sexy as hell. he is the reason i watched this movie, but it was a great crime-drama movie, recomanded.

  • July 27, 2012 tf00000000127631
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    Excellent flick.

  • July 08, 2012 klavezo
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    I thought the movie was great, you have to have half a brain to understand it thought.

  • June 11, 2012 er00000000125331
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    this movie sucks! i think the guy is like mentally retarded lol. i wouldnt give it half a star....they better step there game up and come again

  • March 06, 2012 dj00000000116975
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    This movie was written badly, story holding the movie together is as if a 5 year old boy put it together. The casting is terrible and ridiculous for the \'mobsters\'. Now, Ryan should have remained gay in the movie, and this movie would have broke down the stereo types of a macho driver, a loner..

  • February 11, 2012 jackd1207
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    Simply terrible. Left me asking \"WTF was that?\".

  • February 01, 2012 yq00000000111206
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    The driving sequences were brilliant - the rest sucked. Most overrated film on 2011

  • January 31, 2012 ir00000000110645
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    The reviews on this site are ridiculous. The only movies that get good user ratings are the ones pulling 5\'s or lower on other sites. This movie was fantastic

  • December 30, 2011 qt00000000109558
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    Arguably the best film of 2011. Only a mindless dolt with a severe case of ADHD would claim this study of character and relationships is a bore. Wonderful performances by the cast (especially Albert Brooks) plus a retro/techno score *********** to this story that borders on film noir. I was pleased this wasn\'t the mindless crap that \"The Fast and Furious\" films are. This is a real film, for people who appreciate the art of film. Not the explosion filled, story-less nonsense that Hollywood produces more often than not.

  • December 19, 2011 littleblack911
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    This movie is not for the fast and furious crowd. The movie takes its time to tell the story to enrich the viewer into the feel of the characters and the world they live in. Great story and it left me wanting to take a drive around night playing the movies soundtrack.


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