This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
There are no clean getaways.
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
DRIVER leaves his apartment to the noise of Desire's "Under Your Spell", which has been nonsensically playing at Standard and Irene's party next door to the zombied joy of their guests. DRIVER looks to their door, to see if perhaps the staff at Pitchfork had robbed the place and left their iTunes playlist behind.
We pause for 4 seconds, as IRENE must calibrate her emptiest gaze in an attempt to convey longing, and match DRIVER's own highway speed emptiness disguised as longing.
We pause for 5 more seconds, IRENE has clearly sensed a staring contest has begun. DRIVER puts on his best Creepface to gain an advantage.
IRENE: Sorry about the noise
An Open Letter to Ryan Gosling,
So, first off, I'd just like to say that I really enjoyed your performance in this film. Had a real satisfying 'postmodern man with no name' kinda vibe to it. Nice one. Not so much with the Gangster Squad thing. I guess that was probably one of those projects that looked better on paper, huh? Hey, you win some, you lose some. I haven't seen The Place Beyond The Pines yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll like that one, too. You sure have come a long way since that bizarre tv show about the highschool on a cruise ship. Never really got into that one, but a jobs a job, right?
Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:
- He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
- He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.
- He has perfected his visual style all the way from Pusher (1996) until Bronson (2008), including the immaculate camera placement and the golden lightning he uses for illuminating the darkest corners. The camera is a silent stalker, intimidating and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Sorry about the noise."
"I was gonna call the cops."
"I wish you would."
Disciplined, intoxicating cinema; a nuts and bolts crime thriller titillated through Nicolas Winding Refn's vivid neon aesthetic. Formed by gentle smiles and intimate, silent romance, Drive continues to electrify viewers because its stakes are based in unspoken feelings and heavy hearts. "A Real Hero" fills the air as the Driver, Irene and Benicio visit paradise, if only for a little while before trouble shows up back at home. Oscar Isaac's somber performance still casts an uncertain light onto the film's searing moments of connection; an aura visually evident by Isaac's shadow cast against the wall during a hallway conversation between the Driver and Irene, stretching…
he drive so good
Breathtaking cinematography, and a stimulating soundtrack, work together to make Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive one of the most seductive pieces of cinema in recent years. Its polished neo-noir style is intoxicating, taking a lustrous Los Angeles skyline at night as a backdrop to its story of crime and revenge. Often criticized for its overuse of the pause, it is the film’s confident handling of tension and catharsis that makes it a silently powerful thriller.
Ryan Gosling is our hero without a name, the protagonist of a modern day fairytale, and on paper his story is simple. A mechanic turned stunt man and getaway driver, he befriends his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan), and through helping her husband ends up inadvertently involved…
I can't believe people actually thought this was boring, or the violence was excessive and unnecessary. Even the first time I watched this where I was barely paying attention I saw the purpose of the violence and the character's actions.
This time I noticed the almost euphoric cinematography and lighting, unique direction, and the intricacies of the plot a bit more, which is why I'm confident giving Drive 4 1/2 stars this time around.
Also the soundtrack is just brilliant. That gets an A+ for sure.
Some hands are dirtier than others, money alway flows up and there are no good sharks.
Thrilling and cool.
@ oscar isaac's kid wearing silly bandz: same
I have nothing to add other then this movie is awesome and anyone who loves films should watch it
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
You know the story about the scorpion and the frog? Your friend Nino didn't make it across the river.
Drive is pure art.
Every scene of "Drive" looks beautiful; lightning is perfect, camera angles are perfect, composition is perfect. I wish I could say the same about the story...
Some pieces of the story feels very disconnected from the rest and it is full of clichés which makes this movie a big disappointment for me.
Also I cant say I am a fan of synth-pop soundtrack even though it fits well to the concept.
(in my re-watch list)
Fuck off! It's flawless.
Wow! I had high expectations before watching this, after all the praise a friend of mine gave it, naming it the best film he has seen. And man, those expectations were met!
Tension through the whole film, no matter how slow it was at times (which I really enjoyed). Exploring the characters and setting it up before everything goes down. Some great action scenes, but even more amazing scenes with probably just silence and staring. Gosling get s much room to just perform, and really just portray emotion. This is a director that dares to use silence! So many blockbusters just go from one action scene to the next, injecting the audience with high octane fun without really daring to explore the characters on a deeper level. This is something else! It's different! This is art! One of the best films I've seen in a long time!
preferably more than one scene
feel free to suggest more
not like stupid/dull, but as in movies that are so insanely packed with things and ideas and visuals they become…