Drive (2011)

A Hollywood stunt car driver who also lives a double life as a wheelman for hire, finds himself in a tough spot after his latest heist goes terribly wrong.

“Drive” is an independent drama directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, and is an adaptation of the James Sallis novel of the same name. The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival, and was an instant hit with its audience during the screening.

The films main star is the always talented Ryan Gosling, who once again showcases his great acting chops in this piece, as a Hollywood car performer who doubles as a crime getaway wheelman. Supporting roles from Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, and Albert Brooks round-up a great casting.

Nicolas Winding Refn does it again. Another nicely directed and entertaining piece. Its calm with a darkside waiting to be unleashed. The car chases were not as spectacular as I envisioned them to be, but the overall outcome was just in the right pace of the film. The soundtrack is excellent. Mesmerizing lounge tunes set the mood and build the pace. There is a good pounding in this as well, and the brutality is very much expected.

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