Review: Drive

Release Date: September 16, 2011
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan
Genre: Drama   
Rating: R
Current Location: DVD (January 31st)
5/5 Robots: Refer to Poster

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

When the movie began, I literally felt like I needed a seat belt for my theater chair. But this isn't an action movie like Fast and the Furious. This is a movie about a guy that has no name. A guy that loves to drive. A guy that falls in love with a girl and who has a mysterious past. 
Ryan Gosling portrays the nameless character with such depth that it's hard to tear your eyes away. In my opinion, he deserved an Oscar nomination for his role. It was nothing I had ever seen Gosling play before. It was an inner battle that was played in a nuanced way. At the end of it you'll realize Ryan Gosling is more than just another pretty face (I'm talking to you Channing Tatum!)

The driver doesn't speak much in the film, but by the end of it you feel as if you know him better than if he had told you his entire story with words. I loved this movie. While some people may feel like it is slow, it's pacing is made so that you feel on edge. I wished it could have been longer. Hell, I wish I can watch it again! Luckily it's on DVD soon and the wait will be over. 

This is a very bloody movie. So don't see it if you have a low threshold for the crimson color. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys visual movies. 

Bonus: Check out the song
A Real Hero by Electric Youth featured in the movie. It's really good!

Academy Award Nominations: Sound Editing (1 total)

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