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7.8
/10
11,565 Ratings

Drive

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
United States, 2011
Action

Synopsis

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.

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Drive Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Best Director

Academy Awards

2012 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Independent Spirit Awards

2012 | 4 nominations including: Best Feature

Superficially an action movie, Drive is actually a film in search of romance, zigzagging through an obstacle course of fairy tale and myth, and a hall of mirrors in which characters can be read as fantasy projections of others while being aware of themselves as figures inside a myth.
June 01, 2011
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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.
May 20, 2011
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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.
May 20, 2011
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