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.
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I read all of the reviews on this movie from this website before I watched it. I figured that it couldn't be as bad as what you all were saying. I went on yahoo and rottentomatoes.com and they gave it A and B ratings. Now that I've finished watching it I have to say that it was crap! I've seen worse (not by much) but yeah the ending was horrible. Did dude die? He just left the money there next to the dead guy. That was just stupid! They falsely advertise it as "action packed" and you would expect a lot of car chases yet there was one in the beginning and that was about it. This movie was just boring with so little action I felt myself falling asleep multiple times while watching. It wasn't easy to really look at it as part love story when the girl had a kid from a different relationship. It made her look like damaged goods instead of the damsel in distress. That ruined that aspect for anyone who likes that sort of thing in their movies. So if any of you are reading this don't make my mistake and watch it just to find out. It's horrible in every way! 2/10
This is one of the worst movies my husband and I have seen. We love renting and buying movies almost every week, so we have seen lots of films. This one wins as the worst. The movie is so 'slow', there is lots of people staring at each other, the beginning fools you, the actors are baaaaad, the plot is stupid, it is called "Drive" but there very little of that. We did not read the book, but this movie does not inspire us to. In conclusion, IT SUCKS!
I can't believe how bad this movie was. I'm pretty sure they filmed the whole thing in a day. The directing, acting, and story was awful. The one highlight was Albert brooks. Never thought I'd say that. This is the first time I was actually upset I wasted $1 on a movie from redbox. Don't waste your time.
This film resembles a classic case of "Bait Art" common in contemporary filmmaking, especially among young directors. They lure in film critics who are overwhelmed by a wide range of intense hollywood cinema and give them something digestible- a slow moving, short scripted, uneventful film- market it as artsy and put in some artsy music and artsy shots to complete the picture. Drive, for the rest of us, is nothing more than a ridiculously forgettable movie with some great actors. The film is painfully slow, painfully cliche and above all overdramatic in delivery. It never feels real. Made for the elitist critics, not for people like us.
Few movies reach the level of artistic magnificence as this one. The movie is paced beautifully, the characters are subtle and relatable, and each turn is unpredictable. Everything is intentional, disturbing and beautiful.
Our main character, and the characters around him our never told to us, they are only shown, making each character more interesting. You feel like you’re getting to know the characters instead of someone telling you about the characters.
The cinematography not in style, but in feel reminds me of Quentin Tarrentino. It mixes a Dark storyline and turns it into something beautiful. The subject matter here is not as fun and goofy as Tarantino’s, but that is probably a plus.
There is very little to complain about in this movie, it is one of my favorites of 2011.
I would not bother much to see it again; if you love movies, there are so many out there. When I saw it, I was disappointed; at one time I thought this was a b movie, didn't have much dialogue with the woman and the man; Ryan was not that good an actor, and there was no suspense, no real proper drama ... you had to wait near the end to get most drama, and it bit confusing, did not all make sense; and there were small parts to the film that just did not add up to the true story. A lot of flaws, no real emotion ... and Ryan did not talk much, he moved, he remained a mystery; the film called drive but there no real fast driving or car chasing, only some moments of thrills and spills; and the bloody parts of the movie at the end were so raw and ruthless; all the killings and action only happen at the end did enjoy the movie, and I have seen much better films; I thought camera was lacking in the movements