“Drive” was an excellent, high calibre, praiseworthy movie experience.
Directed with confidence and style by newcomer to American cinema Nicolas Winding Refn, drive is the best movie I’ve seen in theatres this year by a longshot, and most certainly will be in discussion for movie of the year here, if not the actual Oscars.
In fact, the only real criticism I have of it is that there were several times during the film I found myself wondering if I was watching a film that was going to register amongst the greats, if I was meeting a new film to my personal top fifty for the first time. It never quite got there, but I think the best way to present that isn’t to put that out there negatively, but to put it out there positively.
This is a film that flirts with greatness.