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Compelling and intriguing but not thrilling.
Drive (2011) (DVD)
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Drive (2011) (DVD)
Advantages: Suspenseful and some great scenes
Disadvantages: Never fully gets going and a slight let down
I know there was a lot of hype surrounding this film and that is why I was quite disappointed by it. Don't get me wrong, it is still worth a watch but it takes a while to get into the action that you expect and never really leaves you thinking 'WOW!' like I thought it would do.
Ryan Gosling no doubt puts in a great performance as usual, he is one of my favourite actors at the moment, and I know his character was meant to be mysterious with the very little talking he does in it for a leading role, but it doesn't do the film any favours. He plays a film stunt driver who also acts as a getaway driver for criminals at night. Things get complicated when he takes a fancy to his neighbour, a lovely woman, and her son. The father soon gets out released from prison but is forced to rob a small store in return for favours done for him in prison and to help out, Gosling offers to drive. The robbery has complications and the plot gets more confusing from their without the suspense ever really getting to me.
Suffice is to say the film has its moments, especially some great scenes when Gosling finds new leads into what he wants to know, which results in some gore which is spectacularly shot. Also, the car chases undoubtebly are momentous.
Overall, I couldn't help but feel let down after all the hype but it is still worth a watch for the film's different style and edge. Like I said as well, it has its moments and overall it is still compelling to watch and see the plot unfold.
Summary: Sharp and with a new style but not thrilling enough.