Drive

Drive

DVD - 2012
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Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver for hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best, Drive!
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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TheeAvebury
Feb 14, 2018

One of the finest modern movies made in the past 12 years- an art house/ cult film for intelligent film goers. Those spooked by smart, stylish, violent movies should stay away from the film.

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VonHafenstaaad
Feb 09, 2018

This is pop art of the highest degree.

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steve1111
Feb 05, 2018

Update for Nursebob. Take a "Mulligan" on Carey's name, otherwise all well put. This movie is a winner in every way. Great look and sound - bad guys are cold-hearted killers for whom there is no sympathy except perhaps for the bad-guy played by Ryan Gosling though more likely pity!! Bryan Cranston adds to the mix with a great support along with several others. Get the popcorn out and stoke up the fire and enjoy this one.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Good movie, just didn't anticipate how bloody it would get.

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Maoisdead
Oct 25, 2017

This arthouse action-noir is especially successful in what is so hard to see in movies today: style plus substance, with a good Ryan Gosling as a sullen, calculating and self-controlled Man With No Name in a plot that perfectly blends a melancholy atmosphere and brutal violence.

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greatflicks
Sep 10, 2017

Wow a great movie we just loved it.

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patch666
Jul 16, 2017

One of the great films of this century so far. Amazing soundtrack . Its a love story of two people who will end up loveless ~ 420 >> Stunning moments

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Calvacade
Mar 21, 2017

Drive is a great neo-noir cult film about the violent underpinnings of L.A. and the movie business. It's a film that's all about surface, and the reality of how people want to appear to others vs how they really are- you'll either love it or hate it.

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Nursebob
Mar 21, 2017

Sometimes it takes a foreign eye to see something new in what most North American audiences take for granted. In the case of those “bullets ’n car chases” action flicks Danish ex-pat director Nicolas Winding Refn’s baroque touches elevate a pedestrian storyline into arthouse magic. Whether it’s a midnight beach strobed by a flashing lighthouse, a tentative caress, or bullets ripping through a skull in excruciating slow-motion, Refn’s keen sense of colour and texture—not to mention that glorious techno-synth soundtrack—render every frame a small work of art. At one point a bad guy gets his comeuppance at a burlesque club and as the music soars and a host of topless dancers look on dispassionately like sequinned Valkyries you realize this is as far from "Dirty Harry" as one could possibly get and still remain in the genre. Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulgrew are perfect, Bryan Cranston is superb as Gosling’s crippled sidekick and Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks excel as a pair of ice cold gangsters (you’ll never look at a knife and fork the same way again). America’s violent love affair with fast cars and big guns has rarely looked this beautiful.

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hesselugano
Jan 17, 2017

The violence throughout this movie was sudden and visceral - deliberately crafted for maximum shock value. We see driving stunts that defy the audience's credulity if not the laws of physics. In one chase scene the driver flips his car 180 degrees and speeds away from his pursuer in reverse. I would not have believed that possible, had a friend of mine not assured me that Burt Reynolds once performed the same stunt; apparently it's difficult to perform and extremely hard on a car's transmission, but nonetheless possible. In another scene we first see the driver rear-end a car and then T-bone it so violently that the car flies upside-down off a sand dune to land on the beach below. Amazingly, having delivered so much kinetic energy to the target car, the front of Ryan Gosling's car seems virtually undamaged and still has both its headlights working! A tank could have performed that stunt, but no car that I've ever heard of. Our hero seems to have a bizarre code of ethics, rather like the Javier Bardem character in "No Country for Old Men". We try to understand what makes him tick and we fail. Ryan Gosling is a much better actor than Ryan O'Neal, but this movie lacks a Bruce Dern bad-cop character.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Driver: [watching a cartoon] Is he a bad guy?

Benicio: Yeah.

Driver: How can you tell?

Benicio: Because he's a shark.

Driver: There's no good sharks?

aaa5756 Mar 20, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Ólive Jun 06, 2012

Bearded Redneck: You're Shannon's buddy right? We met last year. You drove me and my brother back from Palm Springs. We hired another wheelman. I spent six months in jail. My brother, he got himself killed. I got this sweet job coming up. Driver: How 'bout this. You shut your mouth. Or I'll kick your teeth down your throat and I'll shut it for you. Bearded Redneck: Nice seein' you again.

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

Bearded Redneck: You're Shannon's buddy right? We met last year. You drove me and my brother back from Palm Springs. We hired another wheelman. I spent six months in jail. My brother, he got himself killed. I got this sweet job coming up.
Driver: How 'bout this. You shut your mouth. Or I'll kick your teeth down your throat and I'll shut it for you.
Bearded Redneck: Nice seein' you again.

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Ólive Jun 06, 2012

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

a guy who drives and finds experiences tht he never had before.........

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2012

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour.

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