• Drive (2011)


Release Date: September 16th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2012

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos, Christina Hendricks

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Genres: Crime drama , Action

Production Co: Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies

Distributors: FilmDistrict

Keywords: Revenge , Underdog , Forbidden love , Los Angeles , 2010s , Car , Love triangle ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
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Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)