Nicolas Winding Refn
A quiet stuntman works in Hollywood by day and as a driver for the mob by night. He becomes the target for some of L.A.‘s most dangerous men after agreeing to help his neighbor Irene’s husband. When the job goes awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son safe is to do what he does best: drive.
“The visual and audio details, along with the perfectly cued pop music score, make Drive completely enthralling. . . . All are wonderful echoes of a blistering genre past, and in Drive they are brilliantly reimagined for a whole new generation of cinephiles to appreciate.” The House Next Door
“Drive not only met my hopes; it charged way over the speed limit, partly because it’s an unapologetically commercial picture that defies all the current trends in mainstream action filmmaking.” MovieLine
“It’s a breakthrough of an entirely different kind, an injection of clear, cool European technique into a classic American fable of guns, cars, girls and money.” Salon
“At least half a dozen scenes are burned into my memory for life, including not one but two of the most jarring, heartbreaking juxtapositions of tenderness and violence this side of classic Kitano. At its best, it’s pure genre bliss.” AV Club
- 11/29 | 8:45PM