'Drive' (2011) reviewed by Kazed

Synopsis: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

I like Ryan Gosling. He's not in a lot of things these days. So it was nice seeing him in something.

I'll be honest though. I didn't like this film very much. It certainly had it's shining moments, and Gosling's character was well developed, I just felt that the pacing wasn't... well, paced enough. For something named 'Drive', it wasn't exactly 'Driving' fast enough. Okay, that was bad.

Not to say it was a bad film, I'm probably not used to films which delve into the 'abstract' genre. It's something I just don't get. This film wasn't so bad, but I could think of a number of examples which will just have an overuse of experimental shots. Off track.

The performances, however, from each of the cast members (Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Gosling) were far above what I had expected them to be when I started watching the film.

Another thing which stood out in this film, as obvious as it sounds, was the sound. It may seem a little obvious when you give it a watch, but there were a few instances I really admired what was done with the sound editing, specifically Gosling's gloves in the film.

Aside from the... 'abstracticity', if you will, visually, Drive is commendable. Same goes for the performances, too. In summary though:

Performances: 8/10

Plot: 6/10

Visuals: 6/10

Dialogue: 5/10

Overall: 6.5/10

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I'm Kazed, the Administrator/Co-Founder of Movieville.org. I love films, which was why I started this site, as an outlet to post reviews. From there, we began posting news bits, then trailers. I've