“ People actually walked out of the cinema during this film!
“ Again just another cliché ridden character (vulnerable, victim single mum) not really able to affectively carry the attempted mood of the film because like Gosling she just doesn't have the sort of acting skill this sort of thing would require.
“It's a fun movie, when it's moving – hence the title, but get ready for a snail's walk to get to something exciting.
“ My recommendation is don't waste your time, but if you feel the need to watch it here is a quick synopsis: 89 minutes of boredom and waiting for something to happen then a mutual stabbing the end.
“ However it still provides an exhilarating thrill ride with help from it's intriguing story and likable characters.
“ for what the worst movie even made.
“ Watching paint dry or darts thrown by middle-age-fat/balding/drunk men is far more interesting.
“ It was beautifully shot, rich in symbolism, contained fantastic dialogue,a booming soundtrack,it was very entertaining and the pacing was spot on.
“ It's also beautifully shot, with a moody and unnerving color scheme, and boasts a wonderful cast of top character actors (Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston and Carey Mulligan are great; Ron Pearlamn and Albert Brooks play against type and do a wonderful job) playing a group of fascinating and intricate characters.
“ I have a little advice for the producer and director; next time you decide to waste a lot of money making a movie, try making one with an actual PLOT and a script with actual dialogue.
“ It was just a boring movie.
“Drive has some breathtaking action packed sequences.
“The first half of DRIVE leads you to wondering where it's all going to go, but in the second half it all slots together nicely and becomes more predictable.
“ What happened instead was a muddled and dragging mix of the two, which resulted with long openings, dragged slow-motion scenes, and overly- gory violence.
“ I think another really interesting and compelling factor that I mentioned previously is that Gosling's character is given no back story, he is who he is in this moment and no one can really know where he has come from and how he got there.
“The story is a slow moving piece.
“ There are few driving scenes, and even then they are not too long and the action is sharp, believable and engrossing.
“ Pretentious & Painfully Boring .
“ Drive, despite a few disjointed creative choices, is a must see.
“The thing you have to know about Drive is that it is SLOW.
“ If anything, it was definitely far more thrilling and engaging that expected, though perhaps it was due to the fact that, even with it's very steady pace, Drive still did very well in cutting forward to relevant scenes, and leaving the rest to the wayside.
“ We only know a few things about this character: He experiences joy when he's around his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son, he has an intense burning hatred inside of him and he's very good at his job.
“ It was really just a quiet, slow type of movie.
“ Highly stylized but enjoyable nonetheless .
“It's a slow paced drama that centres around the longing looks of two people that want to be together.
“ Ryan's most engaging movie.
“ Drive is a stunning movie.
“ They are intertwined and tonally aligned and it makes for a really absorbing experience.
“ Even though there was action it all came across as emotionally flat and dull without much excitement or intensity.
“ "Valhalla" was visually stunning to the point that it was mesmerizing to watch, but its incredibly slow pace and lack of emotion made it fall short of being really good.
“ Overall, "Drive" is an adrenaline - not that much action - packed ride with a mind blowing cinematography and an awesome retro feel that will stay with you forever.
“ A stylish and taut thriller that keeps the audience entertained from start to finish with breathtaking sequences, brutal violence and stunning cinematography, a modern masterpiece that has truly redefined the noir genre.
“ Everything gets uninteresting and boring and it is a real pain trying to sit through the entire thing.
“ This is certainly one of the worst movies of 2011.
“ I enjoyed it immensely, and I hope other viewers will do the same, if they haven't already.
“ One of the worst movies I have seen in the last 20 years.
“ While the build up is fairly intriguing, it doesn't really lead anywhere.
“ This is a 3D movie, dull, droll, drivel.
“ Ryan Gosling continues to develop as one of our better leading actors and while his performance here doesn't break any ground, his portrayal of a part-time stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver is the kind of stoic, intense role that audiences have come to identify as particularly American.
“ The movie is beautifully directed with stunning night time cinematography of Los Angeles.
“ I'm so angry
I was not going to write anything, but I need to get this out of my system
And to warn other people: this movie is not art, it is a complete waste of time.
“ The occasional bursts of violence are intense and explosive, hard and unforgiven, without the cathartic overtones of Tarantino's.
“ The movie directed by Nicholas Winding Refn is not what one would initially expected, it finds a perfect balance between being fast paced and calm.
“ It's boring.
“I actually like the slow pacing and the sudden turn from calm and quiet to fast paced and violent.. usually.
“ The whole sequence was very intense and very enjoyable.
“ After watching the trailer you may be expecting car chasing, bare- knuckle fighting, explosions and a fast paced action film.
it was so dammed slow, I could barely keep my head up to wade through 80% of the movie – the slow-paced scenes – to get to any promise of action as the plot indicated would happen.
“Drive is an excellent film to watch if you want to see an intense crime action film that is shot extremely well with well-utilized production values.
“ It's visually quite a stunning film, and the main character has an underlying innocence that sometimes bursts through his near-autistic social awkwardness.
“ realistic, but thrilling car chases like in Bullitt, Vanishing Point, The French Connection,The Driver, Blues Brothers, What's up doc?
“ Refn has definitely made an action film that was stylish and explored more of the characters and story rather than creating adrenaline fueled set pieces that are commonly found in mainstream action flicks.
“This movie is also so great because it is so unpredictable.
“c There is at times a lack of momentum although in some reviews I read it seems people have no patience at all, the lack of momentum is replaced by atmosphere and feeling which is a refreshing change for most of it but at times can feel a little contrived.
“ The views of the city were stunning, and the shots of Ryan Gosling just driving around L.
“ Slow, Anonymous, Nihilistic Sadism.
“Boring is boring!
“ Pointless .
“ This was the worst movie I have ever seen, it should have been called stupid .
“At first, I was interested in the movie, but as it went along I was startled by how slow its pacing was.
“ It is incredibly intense and has an amazing soundtrack.
“ boring, slow, predictable and no sense at all.
“ Driver is soon the unexpected when he is forced to change to the violent side when a heist is gone wrong and Irene's husband is killed.
“ This movie had a promising start but meanders into a dull, boring affair with an ending that flat lines.
“THIS FILM IS SO SLOW.
“ Drive delivers acting beyond words, and cheesy lines, the intensity of the silent moments are breathtaking, the acting is mostly done by body language and eye"contact".
“ "Drive" seamlessly shifts from first into fourth gear, just a bit slow out of the gate, and never quite kicks into fifth.
“ At times the movie seems kind of pretentious, like their trying way to hard to make it artsy.
“OK - 2d characters with no development, no dialogue to speak of, full of awkward long drawn out silences with no point attached to them, terrible terrible bad 80s synth music with the same singer...
“ He just stares into space and blinks his eyes, I though more than once that he would fall asleep, sincerely, be advised, don't specs too munch of this movie, for me was a waste of time and money, I actually want to do some justice with the rate, I think is too high for some crazy fanatics of unjustified violence and empty dialog.
“I bought Refn's critically well-received previous effort, Valhalla Rising, on blu-ray expecting something along the lines of The 13th Warrior and instead got an exercise in Viking existentialism so pretentious and excruciatingly tedious I wanted to scratch my eyes out.
“ I was admired that some people kinda hate this movie for being boring,and with only 2 car chases.
“ From the very beginning of the movie, I felt disappointed : the tone of voice of Ryan Gosling - sort of one of a gangster giving instructions to someone - already bored me to tears, and the music that was played at the same time seemed to me too déjà-vu, and too cliché.
“ An effective, engaging and stylish neo-noir that uses stillness and sudden violence really well .
“ Some might say this movie starts as 'boring'; I say intriguing.
“ The intense personality Refn is seems to be getting back in each and every movie.
“The second act, without getting into spoilers, was much more intense than I anticipated.
“So what makes a person love it because it is such a cool "art-house action flick" in comparison to what makes another hate it because it is so "low-paced", "dull", "pretentious", etc...
“ This movie sucks, slow, bad direction, no story.
“ Also I was impressed with the "Elevator scene", beautifully shot, gripping music, and when the fight breaks loose, It's very brutal.
“ Unbelievably Boring .
“ I left the cinema completely immersed in the characters world.
“ This movie was slow, and only had two actual parts in which a drive took place that ended up with results.
“It's a boring movie, trying to be art where there's no place for it, and mixed with so called ultra-violence (an expression from Clockwork Organge?
“ Boring and slow.
“ Nonetheless, in the tradition of some of the great noirs and neo-noirs of the past, 'Drive' manages to be highly entertaining, due to a dynamic plot, that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
“ It's pretty thrilling stuff.
“ But for the most part this is an incredible film, hypnotising and mostly compelling, boasting one of the best soundtracks ever out in a film, with a plot that never fails to interest and full of emotional connection.
“ Nicolas Winding Refn creates an engrossing crime-drama based in Echo Park, Los Angeles that makes you rethink how an action based movie should be made.
“ and the second was to go make a fresh bag of popcorn so I can fully enjoy this exciting experience).
“ Its slow paced and grotesque.
“ This has got to be one of the worst movies I have seen in years.
“ A boring story line, long and silly logic things.
“ The colour grading and cinematography are stunning and the soundtrack is outstanding.
“ If you find that "Drive" starts off a bit slow for your taste, stick with it and by the end, you'll have forgotten about any faults you found at first because you'll be on the edge of your seat.
“ The final half hour or so may be slow, but it is still undeniably thrilling and realistic.
“ some of his saying were partially true,at some degree the substance of the movie is kind of a letdown since the plot of the story was a little too linear and also the character driver seems pretty much empty in term of personality during the first part of the movie.
“ It's just too slow at times.
“ Horrible film, boring as hell, I think I just let it play to the end and didn't turn it off just so I could say that I managed to finish a movie as awful as this one and didn't commit suicide!
“ However we do not see a Steve Macqueen, rather a strange character engaging in brute violence, with a plot that is strange and leaves some loose threads.
“ And like the bruised pear these are easily pared away, and what's left is one of the more engrossing crime-action thrillers of the past decade.
“ It's well-paced, constantly intense and thrilling, and doesn't overstay its welcome - offering the viewer only glimpses of the characters, leaving us wanting more.
“ I get the feeling they put it in just to keep people awake from all the slow mo shots of absolutely nothing going on while shitty music blasts.
“ While many found the tone of the movie to be slow, languid with minimalistic dialogues, there have been comparisons of its extreme (in your face) violence to Eastern Promises.
“ The film is slow going and rather hard to watch.
“ For one it went a bit slow, and it seemed like they used slow motion way too much.
“ A very memorable crime drama with a very slow paced film but an amazingly entertaining, it is really due to how well directed and well handled this film is.
“The plot is very dry, and the movie is quite slow despite promising beginnings.
“ After watching this movie, a friend of mine commented that it was kind of boring as the pace was so slow and there were less conversations and less action.
“ I've never fallen asleep to a movie before, but man I got close with this snore fest.
“ The first one involves Driver in a strip club armed with a hammer and a bullet – Gosling is dynamite in the scene, burning up the screen with his intensity (I think I have used the word 'intensity' more than once- the movie sure is intense).
“ It was violent, boring and the long pauses were awkward.
“ With short and slow understandable dialogs it paces and creates a good story.
“ I would call it 'let-down' filming: you watch the scene because you assume a bad-guy car is going to come racing out of a sidestreet and launch into a chase so you are a little on edge, but nothing happens so you just think 'eh?
“ A slick, stylish and totally absorbing opening sequence introduces this movie's unnamed main character who operates as a getaway driver for criminals who carry out night-time heists in L.
“ Boring !!!.
“ Take away the violence and uninspiring story, and what's left is nothing.
“ The characters are unpredictable and that's a good thing.
“ Through exchanging intense looks with Irene, we also understand his frustration as he knows he can't be with her, this frustration escalates into his very graphic shows of violence.
“ The relationship and on-screen chemistry between Gosling and Carey Mulligan is quite stunning.
“ Boring, Boring, ...
“Although a little dark and of a similar style to Oscar winning million dollar baby,this film was a little slow and lacked any real tension.
“It mostly still remains a movie with a slow and steady pace to it.
“As for the rest of the movie with its awful 80s soundtrack, the 45 minutes of the same car camera angel and the whole 20 minutes of action that was in it, it was just a bad bad movie, please save your money rent it for a buc if you have too
“ This film really had me expecting something action packed, dramatic, and intense.
“ The acting was decent but the rhythm of the movie wasn't balanced, in other words you had long pauses with little dialogue and then the following scene was violent and bloody followed with other boring scenes.
“ Absorbing and surprisingly violent .
“ Dynamic and entertaining neo-noir plot trumps Gosling and Mulligan wooden parts and performances .
“The progress of plot development was unnecessarily slow, and if you are watching anything other than Ryan Gosling's eyes, it is all too easy to see reality warped to force a story plot that could have been well developed in the time given.
“ Pointless drab, dragging & boring.
“ Strangely though, it doesn't seem to matter, because 'Drive' manages to be absorbing and highly entertaining anyway.
“ This was such as shame seeing as the striking and stylish ending scenes were actually pretty good, they just had no real plot behind them, making them seem like cheap thrill rather than anything deeperKeeping it short, this film had potential.
“ A highly crafted, unusual but absolutely compelling film.
“ Yes, there are depressing long scenes with no dialogue, and the movie does start at a slow pace, and Hossein Amini's well-written script wasn't really that much of a big deal, but "Drive" is still one of the most entertaining movies of the previous year.
“ The visually suspenseful sequences, collided with the harshly dark tone of the colors, and gripping storyline can partially remind of the good old days of brilliant crime thrillers.
“The dialogue is incredibly intriguing and makes you care and creates interest in each one of the characters.
“ It is unbelievably boring, from start to finish.
“ The second act is slower, with intermittent violence.
“), a one-time big-screen producer turned shylock (with a panache for cutlery) and his creepy thug bud Perlman (equally affective for his stock-in-trade of nasty heavies); Isaac as the just-released ex-con husband of Mulligan adding a catalyst to the brewing storm ahead; and even Hendricks' va-va-voom hold-up look-out with some truly stunning moments of out-of-left-field plot shifts (!
“Most of the movie seems like it should be a boring comedy narrated by George Takei.
“I think its a really hate it or love it affair, once you sat through a viewing you will either be feeling you saw the most immersing, beautiful film in years, or you will think of it as tedious & boring.
“The second act is one of the most brutal, violent, gory and suspenseful you can see in any action film.
“ locations, and the supporting cast makes it worth watching.
“ This movie was intriguing for about 15 minutes, then it devolved into a series of artificial plot devices designed to bring in as much blood and gore as possible.
“ Some will write it off as a boring, pretentious art-house film whilst on the other end of the spectrum there are those who will proclaim its glory to the heavens as the greatest film of all time.
“ The slight problem is that after this it does become quite slow whilst we learn the placid nature of our Driver, and his emotional connection with Irene.
“ Winding Refn's direction is for the most part good, though there are undeniably too many scenes where the camera lingers far too long, usually on the face of Gosling's character, or where characters sit in silence.
“ And this is something fascinating that this film creates, as it is a clearly very cine-literate piece, far more so than me, in that it plays between the fiction of its setting and the actual real emotion of its people.
“ An unexpected pleasant surprise .
“ I found it competent, but oddly bland.
“ I really enjoyed the use of mirrors to show secondary characters, and slow camera panning.
“ Ryan Gosling's riveting performance as a mysteriously obscure Hollywood stunt driver is slickly enchanting and even though the character himself is a man with very little to say, his actions speak immensely louder than his words as he magnificently delivers one of the most remarkably rewarding and uncommonly intense vengeance sequences of all time.
“ I see people giving it top marks so I watched this (well as much as I could) with my wife and to say we were bored was an understatement.
“ The main character is empty, and we don't give a damn about him because we no nothing who he is, and what he feels, which will gain our sympathy.
“ This was a violent and pointless movie.
“Its a really enjoyable ride,there are several very intense scenes and some parts that are quite hard to watch.
“ its confusing when I say it like this.
“ This is basically a rubbish low budget film shot at a snails pace with limited dialogue and a gash soundtrack to try and make it look and sound 'cool', all it did was bore me to tears, epic, epic fail......
“ I even found the music extremely boring and stupid.
“ I don't want to talk a lot about this movie, but it's the slowest movie I ever saw and will see maybe, a space odyssey 2001 is faster, even the last one is awesome on many levels.. i quit the cinema the first time in my life after 30-35 min.....
“ (I'll take Paul Reiser's sleazeball in "Aliens" or Robin William's chilling dryness in "Insomnia" way over this.
“ The acting is great, Gosling is mysterious and exciting, and the rest of the cast are all excellent.
“ Instead it left me feeling dazed, tired ,and bored.
“ Those one-liners are great in Die Hard 4 and other jam-packed action movies where you are watching it just for the explosions, but in a psychological thriller it becomes cliché and over the top.
“ This is the thinking mans action film, with an absorbing story, told through the eyes of the perfect anti-hero.
“ Slow and boring.
“Rivers of dense-dark-cheap-oiled blood and fake-dumb-boring-performance poses are unacceptable and out of all context.
“ Stunning .
“ It is here that you are gripping the edge of your seat and rooting for the hero, the driver...
“The slow pace and silence are not there just out of aesthetic reasons.
“ boring and pointless.
“ The title could have described a fast paced petrol head 200mph thrill-fest, its not that.
“ I enjoyed it .
“ So , the film moved slow, which would not be a problem if I cared about the characters.
“ After a while though, the camera tricks (especially the dramatic riders, zooms and extended no motion close-ups) tend to annoy you just enough to stay awake for the unnecessarily complicated, but still boring storyline.
“ A suspenseful romantic thriller a la film Noir .
“If you're looking for fast paced action and snappy dialogue, you probably won't like this film.
“ The far too frequent slowed down scenes, scenes that didn't fit or enhance the film at all, the lack of substance of a script, and the bland acting of the main characters didn't support the genre for me at all.
“ Going back to it being SLOW, I've never seen a movie with less talk.
“ It is hard to put into words quite how pretentious, slow and irritating this film is.
“ The slow pace, the less conversations, is exactly what this movie is all about.
“ Boring .
“ It is very quiet and slow at times, but then violent and thrilling at other times.
“ It is dark, it is slow, and it is extremely violent to hence it's R-rating.
“ I watch A LOT of movies, and for sake of argument, I know a lot more movies that are a lot more entertaining & make more sense than this one.
“Okay, so if all the boring artsy stuff had been the whole movie, then it would have been fine.
“ And yet, the overall impression 'Drive' left to me was of one of the most sensible films I have seen recently, with emotion surging up from a very unexpected place.
“ But instead of appearing preoccupied and intense, he just looks 'blank'; not too unlike a damaged adult Opie.
“ boring too long waste of a movie .
“ Its such an amazing and riveting story that is brought from a novel and brought to life.
“ The long non-dialogue scenes where a waste of time and did nothing to enhance this film other then make you wonder when it was going to end.
“ As soon as the car chase starts, you'll feel that adrenaline rush and will enjoy the car chase scene.
“ It is unusual that I get so bored by a movie that I turn it off part way through.
“ I don't recall ever seeing Carey Mulligan in anything, and after this movie, I still don't, as she is completely dull and forgettable in this movie.
“ Direction is good, but includes far too many self-indulgent lingering shots, trying to seem arty.
“ "Drive" reminded me in many ways of another excellent mobster film entitled "Eastern Promises" - both are made with a noticeable level of maturity, in that neither are afraid of moving at their own pace, and both tell a very intriguing character driven narrative which, by chance, happen to revolve around drivers.
“ Total bore !!!
“ When this was first arriving on our screens it had an amazing action packed trailer and I thought this would be a good film too watch.
“I really cannot understand why such a piece of second rate and boring drivel has got such amazing reviews on here and from some critics.
“ The entire pace of the movie kind of walks in that way, disorderly switches from fast to slow to fast to slow again.
“ A stunning piece .
“So there is one thing left that could have saved the movie from all these huge flaws; a compelling story to divert our attention from the miscast actors, garish visuals and strange normalisation levels when it comes to sudden eruptions of car sounds...
“ Definitely worth watching once .
“This movie dragged around in front of me horribly.
“ Add that to your other noir staples of a beautifully lit up setting, a mesmerising, ethereal soundtrack, and just the right amount of gratuitous violence, and you really have something worth watching.
“ Intense action with human emotional depth .
“The film's composition is a fascinating interpretation of film noir and unlike most action recent action movies does not take advantage of new technology for intense, fiery action scenes.
“ I tried - hard - to follow along but I spent a lot more of my time just trying to stay awake.
“ this movie is unique in its own way, may be its the silence of the protagonists character, background score or the unnecessary violence scenes; but its highly engaging.
“ It is violent, action packed and has a quality of depth to it that makes it unique and engaging.
“ Now I understand the term "self-indulgent" .
“ Gosling's performance is beautifully empty, the epitome of 'spare' while Mulligan effortlessly illuminates the screen, making it impossible to tear ones eyes off her in much the same way as in 'An Education' (or anything else she's been in).
“ I think the cast carried the film, which itself was dull and unbelievable.
“ The vivid visual style, slow, intense pace, amazing performances and strong, gripping story-line all collectively make this film the absolutely superb film that I regard it to be.
“A very odd story about a real left-of-centre hero, "Drive" is a surprisingly enjoyable ride.
“The first part of the movie is really boring.
“ A visceral thrilling ride and one of the best examples of 80s chique .
“Refn also displays some brilliant qualities of another director, and this claim may be a bit unexpected: it's Quentin Tarantino.
“But after the slow start "Drive" finally gets to business and shows its true strengths.
“ Ok aesthetics But plot is so dull and unnecessarily violent that the film is ruined
“ So much that it is a film of few speeches and several moments of silence that say much, mainly by the game realized by the actors, where the interpretation of a subtext is much more important and evocative than any other speech.
“ Suspenseful, Brilliantly Directed, Well-Paced, Oscar-Nomination Deserving .
“ I was bored out of my mind.
“ A beautiful, meditative, and intense crime drama.
“ Worst Movie I have Ever Seen .
“ Definitely a waste of my time.
“ Ultimately, though, it flows surprisingly well despite those departures, the lull of its often slow, casual pace emphasizing a penchant for sharp, sudden skids into violence.
“ Fresh, slow, surprising, exciting.
“ Entirely to predictable .
“ Goosling may be a better actor but McQueen driving a muscle car was more exciting.
“If you like good films, Don't waste your time on this just watch transporter because this is pretty much just a rubbish rip off of that.
“ Director Nicolas Winding Refn did a great job as he lulls us into a false sense of security with a gentle start then unleashes shocking violence and ever-increasing tension
right till the end I was unsure whether or not the Driver would survive.
“ Frankly I found it excruciatingly slow and boring.
“ The movie is very slow and has a minimalism plot that drags on very slowly.
“ Look rather boring actually.
“ This movie had good actors(Perlman and Brooks were GREAT), but the storyline was tried and pointless.
“ Intense and with great attention to detail .
“When it comes to pacing I will have to dismiss those naysayers who said that "Drive" runs at a snail's pace.
“ You may fall asleep waiting for the characters to interact.
“ What's great about this film is that everybody does what they're inclined to do, for reasons that are compelling to who they are and what they want - in the face of what you might predict looking down upon the maze of their lives.
“ Okay so perhaps I have another problem with the film, it's plot, or lack of plot.
“ But, Driver is just intense and cinematically stunning at it core.
“ Save your money and wait for it to come out on TBS.
“ I guess it has just been dubbed to compensate a lack of tension and thrilling driving.
“ Weak acting, no plot, weak characters, boring movie.
“'Drive' has some stunning moments.
“The story was predictable when known about Carrey's husband and his return from Jail.
“ Nicolas Winding Refn has created a stylised neo-noir thriller that is simply stunning; full of glorified violence and stroking imagery.
“ It keeps you on the edge of your seat with very calculated suspense and action.
“ Firstly despite Goslings performance I found the first hour of the film a little slow with long camera shots of driving and long moments of silence becoming a bit tiresome.
“The pacing of the movie is relatively slow and deliberate, thanks to careful editing and direction by Refn.
“The plot, what there was of it, is so old and tired and so overdone, the whole film was completely predictable.
“ I tried really hard to stay awake.
“ Even more violent scenes are done in a very slow paced subtle manner.
“ Despite being considered boring by some, I enjoyed watching it, it made my evening, and I am giving it 10 stars :)
“ Ryan Gostling's 'mute' performance prevented you engaging with his character.
“ Refn takes his time in introducing the characters and setting the tone before attacking the audience abruptly with car chases, gunfights, throat-stabbings, and the famous bashing-a-head-till-its-flat-in-the-elevator scene (which was a scene of immense suspense and unexpected passion).
“ It simply exists to take the audience for a ride; an absorbing tale of a good guy who's bad, some bad guys who are worse, and an unrelenting world that will not rest until all men have paid it their debt.
“ Slow .
“Most of all,last scene is stunning.
“ It is a boring dull as ditch water, nothing moves absolutely nothing.
“ Let me first clarify before the flames begin: I love a slow-burning film.
“ The action is short and intense, with rough violence, which I personally like.
“ He's bored of this Hollywood stunt-driving life he leads and he wants to become something more than his lowlife way of living has made him out to be.
“ Drive is that kind of movie that you'll either like it a lot or not (cause if you were so - so about it, you should've stopped it when you started getting bored).
“ Drive will not be to everyone's tastes (go to the message board for tales of those expecting something like Fast & Furious) but it is an effective, engaging and stylish neo-noir that uses stillness and sudden violence really well.
“ The car chases are focused and intense, because they feel what a real car chase should feel like, concentrated on the goal of saving your own life, and not on the roller-coaster's thrill of driving fast.
“ It's a thrilling chase scene with Ryan Gosling trying to evade the police and is beautifully shot.
“ It has a twisted ambiance and it is action packed and tense.
“ SOOOOOOOO boring with nothing new, nothing to surprise me,everything was SLOW predictable and LAME.
“ As I was saying how "cool" it was, my friend turned to me and said he had started watching the film, but switched off half way through as he found it boring.
“ YAWN .
“ An enjoyable experience.
“ Please tell me why film makers drag out certain details and then totally miss on character development?
“Drive is a great little film that gets by on its style and delivery to make for an engaging and cool film.
“ All I have to say is, did people criticize Kubrick's films for people slow paced and confusing?
“ I liked the exciting car chase in the introduction, I liked Cliff Martinez's stylish, haunting soundtrack; I also liked the visuals and the film's unforgiving, visceral nature.
“entirely engaging movie nonetheless.
“The film's climax, where the Driver cuts off Nino's car on the highway, leading to his death by drowning at the hands of the Driver, was quite exciting.
“ Very pretentious, some obvious and pathetic attempts at copying the style of other directors into a tasteless mishmash.
“ Other intense action scenes containing shocking violence have other strong elements such as love, greed, and failing of connections in them.
“ It is simply too simple, too generic and too boring to make any type of effect on me .
“ Basically 90% of the movie is nothing happening.
“The Ultra Violence depicted throughout this move was particularly offensive, unnecessary and shows just how banal and immature REFN is.
“ I don't really want to give spoilers because some people seem to have enjoyed this rubbish but look out for the pointless mask, the foolish abandonment of any kind of reward and the "hero's" indestructible headlights.
“ But for the thinking man – strong, silent type, tentative lady concern, and seeking fairness, it's worth watching as it introduces slow-mo and Ryan-Clint into the genre.
“ This has all the ingredients of today's average action film, only with fewer words, slower pacing and no explosions.
“in my opinion is a generic pretentious film, easily forgettable, without a plot, quotes or an icon to be remembered.
“ Not bad, but overly self-indulgent.
“I mean, was there really any challenge in portraying these drab, lifeless characters treadmilling through a storyline that still has to be written?
“ Slow, boring (I almost fall asleep twice, I swear).
“A very slow paced film, almost noir in the look and feel to it, the tension slowly builds.
“When the movie eventually gets going it presents an intriguing story, though one that is somewhat simplistic and vaguely reminiscent of past classics like "Bullitt" and "Point Blank".
“ Don't waste your time.
“ Worst movie of the year .
“Overall: this film is really enjoyable, tense scenes and a few good action scenes.
“ Visually, however, the movie is nicely choreographed, and the music fits the slow progression.
“ It has a gripping story, well written characters, great direction and a cool soundtrack.
“ The base of this movie is the retro action flick with the unchanging and determined hero at the center, but Danish director Refn has transformed this blueprint into an exciting, gritty, modern, and somewhat ambient package.
“ Story is predictable and uninspired.
“The violence is not there to bask in the blood or to revel in the victim's downfall, it's an intense burst of emotion boiling into a pure expression of anger.
“ I gotta say that I was utterly bored throughout the whole film.
“ At times the dialog was so slow and non-existent that I felt like laughing as the whole audience waited in silence for something to happen...
“ Everything was so mesmerizing that I couldn't even turn away, because every second was worth watching.
“ But it was painfully slow for me and easily over rated by a few points.
“ Terribly boring, Appalling film.
“ His character is so enigmatic, he comes off as a boring and possibly "challenged.
“ Good, intense plot and great action.
“ It is definitely worth watching.
“ Overrated pretentious flick, that doesn't know what it wants to be...
“Overall, I enjoyed it and I would recommend it.
“ The movie pairs action scenes with slow, new-wave-like songs.
“ It's like Nazi propaganda films in the 1930's.
“ All of the actors were wonderful in their roles and there were some moments absolutely breathtaking.
“ At times it feels like the movie goes a long time without dialogue, and music is playing, and there's slow mo, and interesting camera angles, the whole 9 yards.
“ With the stars unaligned for for our complicatedly ambiguous hero, the story is set to go in unexpected directions.
“ I'm proceeding now to cry in fetal position until I fall asleep.
“ Waiting for the pace to pick up, and for some emotionally gripping performances, i found myself not being able to connect with the characters, with the sound seeming to fill in the exposition for them, giving the acting a lack of breathing space.
“ Pretentious .
“The little screaming reviewers here saying movie is "too slow", "overrated", "silent" or "too violent" can go review cliché usual action or buy a bag of popcorn for summer sessions.
“ Drive's beginning is a very grabbing and exciting heist sequence that is somehow indicative of what will follow; director Nicolas Winding Refn, for most of the film, gets to straddle the line between art-house and usual American movies - with a deliberately slow pace and contemplative atmosphere, which requests audience's attention/patience for a while.
“ The shift of the movie takes you unexpected although the slow pace of the beginning surely makes you suspect something has to go wrong at some point.
“ What really bored me at times was the lack of dialog.
“ With "Drive" Refn has found the right blend of pacing, cinematic spectacle, and character study to create a smart, moody, beautiful, and intense film.
“ His intense and reserved way of acting added great mysticism to his character.
“ the most stunning, brilliant film I have seen this year .
“It is one of the worst movies ever made.
“ And maybe that's what's so compelling about this film.
“ It's captivating from the very start and truly entertaining all the way through.
“ But the pauses are way, way, way too drawn out.
“The movie lacks a good plot and the screenplay is simply boring.
“ A different and unexpected type of thriller.
“ Brooks and Perlman are both enjoyable tough and mean in different ways, their screen presence benefits their roles.
“Moving on to the actual story, I found that it dragged in places, particularly around the 30-40 minute mark, where I began to wonder "is this going to go anywhere"?
“ They are universally fascinating.
“It's pointless comparing this to an action movie like The Transporter, or even the films of Tarantino.
“What a Yawn!!!
“ Long pauses in dialogue (The Kid does not say much in his movie and he does not have to), are punctuated by either quiet moments of sublime power and beauty or unexpected bloody and wonderfully disturbing explosions of emotions and actions.
“ By the time Albert Brooks waddles into frame for the 2nd or 3rd time I was thoroughly bored.
“ Slow and oozing cool, this movie shows that there doesn't need to be a swear word or explosion every five seconds for a movie to be dark, compelling and entertaining.
“ The crucial scene to me was the ride in the elevator where he kisses gently and intense and kills brutal and intense.
“ Yes, the film is slow at times, but it's also intense and original.
“ Nicholas Winding Refn's direction is crisp, unyielding, confrontational, and engaging, particularly for one's first Big Movie.
“ Drive is a hell of an exciting ride and it is just what movies should be – exhilarating and intoxicating.
“ Refn's film is extremely tense and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
“ One of the worst movies i have ever watched.
“ It is bad, it is boring, it has failed to communicate with the audience, it has failed on every level a movie can fail.
“Extremely disappointing, an insult to human intelligence, and a complete waste of time.
“ Ryan Gosling's wooden performance and his senseless character are just pointless and has not any interesting or deep element.
“ Boring and just a bad movie.
“At the beginning, you might find this movie boring.. DON'T.
“ The story is nice and intriguing.
“ All in all, very boring film, and very disappointing.
“On the whole, 'Drive' is grotesque, but stunning at times nonetheless.
“ Drive is the first film where I was way out: I predicted a generous 5.4 and was astonished to see 7.9! It does seem that many people have mistaken long dull scenes where nothing happens (eg a car drives along a road in a town with little traffic, we see the windscreen view of it driving along, crossing some traffic lights, then carrying on down the road, then driving along for a bit more, all in silence, then after a while we suddenly cut to the next scene) for art-house creativity.
“ This is overrated movie i have waste 100 minutes and money in this movie.
“The story is fairly simple but it's the way it's told that surprises, you'll never see a film quite like this one, the plotting is unpredictable and the film's nightlife is spellbinding and deserves to be appreciated; Newton Thomas Sigel's cinematography can match Michael Mann's Collateral for best looking cinematography in a 21st century picture.
“ Though I use IMDb all the time, this is the first review I have written; after sitting through nearly 2 hours of mind-numbingly boring pretentious drivel I thought it only fair that I warn others before they fall into the same trap that I did.
“ The only gripe I noticed is some scenes dragged a bit and it can be bothersome for some people.
“ Everything feels so slow moving that it makes you anxious.
“Overall if you are a fan of drawn out and dramatic scenes that are meant to give you a deeper view of the character, and gory, intense murder scenes that jump out of nowhere then I'm sure you will love this film.
“ Drive is a riveting and haunting experience that will clutch its fingers around your spine and not release you until the end credits roll.
“ Uppity waste of your time .
“ I mean fall asleep slow.
“ Every film I see him in convinces me further that's not the case, but that he's an intense and talented character actor.
“ I am usually open and can say, "well it was an okay movie", but I believe this is THE WORST movie.
“ How it spoke to me was in a perfect blend of the score and the cinematography (one of the major criticisms of Days of Heaven) with the excellent performances that give it all a perfect pitch, even those who hate the movie cannot deny the shots are visually stunning.
“ This movie is mind blowing.
“ Pretentious crap .
“To call this cliché could be a sin.
“ Drive is a smart thriller of our times that, in the huge crowd of rather tedious movies, may be even called a Scorsese for the modern generation.
“ Stylish,Violent,Fast Paced and Entertaining.
“ They are tense, exciting, and meticulously assembled sequences.
“ In fact, Drive is by no means an outright good film, as the opening 20 minutes is quite simply a bore fest.
“ The film is excellently paced and extremely entertaining.
“ The ending was so confusing and I didn't get the whole thing with the jacket.
“ Tense and entertaining, Refn and Gosling mesmerize you from beginning to end.
“ Mind you, when I say "throw" I mean they LITERALLY go from boring slow motion bulls**t to blowing a girls head off with a shotgun and stabbing a guy in the eye with a metal pipe.
“ Our driving hero is a bland cypher, a mildly likable guy, not a super-cool hero of Steve McQueen proportions.
“ Nicolas Winding Refn's direction is perfect and the original screenplay from Hossein Amini is refreshing and contains some truly absorbing dialogue and sequences including an amusing line from Cranston " he wouldn't be able to find pussy at a whorehouse" and a truly intense, brilliant sequence where Gosling's character says "Shut your mouth or I'll kick your teeth down your throat and shut it for you", the intensity of that scene is on an epic level, just like the entire picture which deserved a best picture nomination.
“ I wonder why so many people liked this, totally bored me.
“ The direction is pretentious and boring, more suited to a real-time plant growing nature documentary than what is billed as a supposed action film.
“ Anyways, Drive offers something different, a new cult classic for a generation that is a bit ADD, this gives you something exciting or great to watch each second.
“ The movie had no script, no character development and it portrayed Ryan Gosling as a bad ass driver that took jobs driving criminals while they were in the process of committing a crime.
“ Worst Movie of 2011 .
“ Ryan Gosling plays the main character, and some would say his acting was very good, but to me, he spends half the movie starring blindly into thin air, for 30 seconds at a time (I was so bored, I actually started timing it), while contemplating answers for complicating questions like: "would you like a glass of water?
“ everything is predictable and it seems like everyone is following some kind of money recipie.
“so it's slow and boring.
“ You may call it art, I call it a waste of time .
“ Poignant drama, multi layered characters, simple but clever plotting, excellent (and excellently utilised) synth soundtrack, gorgeous cinematography, crisp nighttime city dreamscapes, exciting and unapologetically cool car sequences, superb acting and truly brutal and gory action are the gift to the audience...
“ SOOOOOO SLOW.
“Is pure drama boring romance.
“ But intense stories have been successfully told and loved for centuries w/o the need for graphic violence or foulness.
“ Every other scene is shot in slow mo, and for seemingly no reason.
“ Not the masterpiece it has claimed to be, but still an enjoyable watch .
“ The soundtrack is wonderful, the score is breathtaking, the editing is superb, the cinematography is scene-stealing, the directing is top-notch, and the cast is just wonderful.
“ Which is why I think some people are disappointed and think it is a boring movie.
“ *** This review may contain spoilers ***Car chases, mind blowing action, and a touch of romance.
“ It try's to be arty,,,,, its just boring/insufferable with a bit of violence.
“ this a slow-burning crime thriller and is obviously VERY reminiscent of the 80s, mostly through it's synth-pop "theme song".
“It is not action packed nor fast paced, it is slow yet entertaining that let you sink in to the characters and gave you a sense of uncomfortableness if that's even a word.
“ Not many thoughts went on for the making of this movie which is slow, cheap, boring, useless and will leave you angry from the time wasting and the money you just spent watching this piece of rubbish.
“ The rest of the cast promotes a precise job, but Ryan Gosling as a driver, leaves at various times an inaccuracy of proposals, are several plans showing the actor with a neutral physiognomy that does not express anything, nor do they evoke any dialogue or collaborate for a Narrative, its inexpressiveness turns into empty moments and that generate a certain annoyance before a break in the action that says nothing.
“ a total waste of my time!
“ I guess the main character's brain also worked in slow mo!
“ Empty, sort of .
“ I found it slow.
“ But the remaining 30 percent will leave the theater impressed.
“ Some questions rewarded with a short comment, but only after a long silence during which a slow look at the floor then back up again is all the viewer can enjoy.
“ Drive - A Stylish, compelling, impeccable and an imaginative art-house thriller .
“ Truly breathtaking if you can stomach it .
“ Fascinating, dreamlike, well made film about evil people .
“Unexpected as it may seem, it's Ryan Gosling's time to shine in Drive.
“ If one could imagine an adult, much more serious and a helluva SLOWER version of the Jason Statham action movie, The Transporter, it'd be Drive.
“ It might be the worst movie ending I've EVER seen.
“ I went into it knowing it was a drama, so I was prepared for it to feel a little slow.
“ Audio is a demonstration of virtuous deftness, varying with exciting rhythm, sweet languid melancholy and complete silence.
“"What disturbed me the most: *The Drivers character was dull and lifeless.
“ The penetrating glimpse of Gosling's eyes and what his character must be thinking conveys a very fascinating side of him that you might not expect.
“The opening chase sequence gives us a glimpse of what to expect later on but 'Drive' is more than just adrenaline.
“ Painfully slow .
“ Exciting and highly entertaining...
“ It was an hour and 40 minutes of boring(I can't stress this word enough), monotone, drabble that barely had a plot and made Ryan Gosling look like an idiot.
“ Usually I throw a movie on and fall asleep (2 nights before I managed to get 30 minutes into Captain America...
“ Ryan Gosling really gives one of the year's best performances and his character is really intriguing.
“ I was watching the beginning of "Drive" on DVD and I was bored.
“Speaking of boring and emotionless, the movie is FULL of excessive slow-mo and "artsy" shots of people doing nothing.
“ One of the worst movies of all time, easily.
“ Atrociously Boring .
“The attention to detail is just stunning.........
“" Ryan Gosling's riveting performance as a mysteriously obscure Hollywood stunt driver is slickly enchanting and even though the character himself is a man with very little to say, his actions speak immensely louder than his words as he magnificently delivers one of the most remarkably rewarding and uncommonly intense vengeance sequences of all time.
“ It is quite possibly one of the most boring movies I have ever seen.
“ Refn, whom is previously known for his gritty Pusher trilogy and his heavily experimental Bronson and Valhalla rising,pushes genre limits in this stunning urban fairytale about a getaway driver who assists his ex-con neighbor pull of a robbery after falling in love with his wife.
“I really enjoyed this unexpected gem.
“ The few violent scenes are accentuated because they are dispersed throughout a deliberately slow-burning film.
“ The cinematography on this film is absolutely breathtaking as well, on normal shots as well as exhilarating car chase scenes.
“ I mean, it is TOO SLOW, nothing really happens, the dialogues (omg the dialogues!
“ The movie was long, tiresome, and dull.
“ After a nice opening, this film quickly turns into some noir love story, that really focuses more on the conflicted driver, than on anything else, making this one boring film.
“ Ferociously self-indulgent .
“the only reason you would enjoy this film is if you are a pretentious enough critic that you can get by via the nice soundtrack.
“Some directors tend to believe if u film slow,boring scenes with a lot of close-ups of the male lead is art.
“Self-indulgent to the point where I feel I want my money back.
“ Ron Perlman is entertaining as Nino, a loud-mouth and arrogant mob boss.
“ It's an artful, intelligent, unique, entertaining, gripping movie that deserves the recognition it's getting.
“I highly recommend it.
“ Slow, slow slow!
“ Boring, he gets stabbed and that's it just walks away.
“ The best thing about the movie - the chase sequences are boring as well.
“The ingredients were there - good cast, good story, lots of good acting, but it was just tedious overall.
“ This is a paced movie that stays slow and builds at the same time.
“ Indeed, almost a full quarter-of-an-hour of running time elapses before he speaks a word, and even then - and indeed throughout the course of the film - it's only to utter some banal commonplace or half-articulated thought.
“ I'm a great fan of Bryan Cranston but his character was just empty.
“ The Adapted Screenplay is intense & progressive.
“ The movie drives along at a slow, steady and consistent pace...
“And while the casual moviegoer might think of it as a slow film, its the raw emotion (or lack of) of Ryan Goslings' character that makes this movie a masterpiece.
“ There's a moment past the midway point of the film in which his character looks at Mulligan's Irene with a mixture of self-awareness and confusion as if he was a small child, who knew he upset somebody.
“ The movie was drawn out and had senseless gore.
“ But the intriguing relationships, between Driver and Irene, and especially between Shannon and Driver, and even between Shannon and Bernie, were introduced and then abandoned for a trite gangster plot that's been done about a thousand times before, though (minor spoiler alert) the shot of the 2 men's shadows at the end was almost worth sitting through the gruesome endless violence - this movie had more corpses littered about the stage than a Shakespearean tragedy.
“ But, as soon as the plot gets going, it gets EXTREMELY boring.
“ It was very slow, and the story and characters developed very poorly.
“ Drive, being an adaptation of James Sallis' novel of the same title, is a powerful, riveting, exceptional piece of art.
“ Hostel is useless violence, I thought all of the action sequences were entertaining and well-fitting.
“ Dreadful waste of time .
“Its the worst movie Hollywood I have ever seen...
“ Satisfies, but a bit bland .
“ Drive's writers and director bring taste back to cinema with a deep enjoyable film not over shadowed with useless dialogue and filling scenes.
“Incredibly slow, pointlessly violent, with slow speaking, boring and completely unappealing and clichéd characters, and a story that is all over the place.
“ it's full of clichés, everything is so predictable, stupid story...
“ I really enjoyed it and thought it was one of the best art-house action films I've seen in a long time.
“ The story is easy and predictable, characters are shallow, conversations non existent.. Did I mention, it looks good?
“ Story is incredibly slow, I was dying on the chair.
“ Drive is a unique and daring film that has the audience immersed in its world in the first five minutes.
“ His presence made the film definitely worth watching.
“ This film has just got some weird background score, slow moving cam and something like a story.
“ I left feeling completely empty and mad at myself for watching the whole thing (even though I fast forwarded through most of it and didn't miss one speaking part!
“ Albert Brooks, who seems like a decent ally at first slowly transforms into a monster, which is an exciting transition, although is clear from the start.
“The non-artistic pointless nudity wasted whatever talent there might have been, serving only to solidify the R rating which is otherwise due to violent gore that lacked surprise.
“ We soon find out that the main character is either retarded, or is just a sociopath, but not in a good way that would be entertaining to watch(Joker, Alex Delarge etc), but rather a boring version of Norman Bates.
“ Possibly the worst movie made.
“ And the slow-mo got more and more comical till it just was WTF seriously again in slow mo?
“ Wife and I went expecting something with a bit of action, we nearly walked out.
“ Held; up close shots, slow aerial pans and zooms add extra tension to Gosling's already smouldering, unflappable driver.
“ An unexpected enjoyable ride.
“The direction plods along in a particularly pretentious way and it never really gets exciting.
“ It's going to be a big trend-setter: get ready to see loads of adolescents start wearing driving gloves, sticking toothpicks between their incisors and taking up a 100% bland attitude.
“ Even though the characters don't speak that much, their body language alone, in particular that of the two leads (Mulligan is fantastic opposite Gosling), conveys far more than pages full of unnecessary, trite dialogue could have done.
“ This movie moved way to slow for me.
“ The constant fluctuation in tone is at times perplexing, yet the film is all the more engaging for it.
“ The results are bloody and unpredictable to the end.
“ I sat through slow boring movies before...
“Its a crap movie, Boring, nothing appealing or even interesting in it.
“ Drive is an awful and boring movie.
“ Too slow.
“ The crappy soundtrack/score and total lack of story and dialogue made it reminiscent of the worst of '80s action movies.
“ And there is no story for gods sake.
“ Well, it is simply the action genre (a theme exploring another theme, intriguing right?
“Ryan Gosling embraces a fascinating portrayal of the nameless protagonist elicits a very limited range of dialogue.
“ The unexpected pop music, garishly pink credits and mood-filled lighting, all conspire to create a truly distinctive flavour.
“ No plot, pointless and Ryan Gosling made me want to slap him.
“A misleading title and uninspiring storyline .
“I found this movie entertaining with the occasional slip.
“ It truly is what makes this film a stunning work of art.
“ Things between to hot up when Carey's husband is released from jail and things take quite an unpredictable turn for the worst.
“ "Drive" feels tedious at times anyway, so it would be painful to imagine such an interpretation of "Drive" in lesser hands.
“ Interesting, but at the same time dull, silent and boring.
“After being bored to death by the chemistry-less "love story" violence suddenly explodes.
“ Very cool, but empty and unfulfilling .
“ The music and cinematography combine to create an absorbing experience for the viewer.
“ In this day and age where common audience members expect to have emotions and feelings fed to you through tedious dialogue, "Drive" is all the more impressive for not having to directly address that when it clearly shows up on the screen.
“ This is probably one of my favorite movies now and I highly recommend it to those people who love action movies and to those who don't as well.
“ It was a great action scene in which the film changed its slow pace into fast pace action movie through the rest of the movie.
“ The music in this movie is mind blowing and therefore should pick up an Oscar nomination.
“ All in all, there are a few "c'mon" moments when you think thats not how real shady crime deals go down, but this is a very pleasant and surprisingly entertaining movie.
“ My wife fell asleep 20 minutes in and I hung on for the rest, which it turns out was a mistake.
“ Unfortunately, those scenes are separated by achingly long stretches where absolutely nothing happens...
“ I was so bored!
“ What a terrible waste, the banal lines coming out of these talented mouths.
“ Absolutely Stunning.
“ Total Waste, nothing to watch, confusing.....
“ One of the worst movies I'v ever seen .
“ Even though some people complain that the film is "too slow", I'd go ahead and say that there's a haunting calmness about it which I find compelling to watch.
“ "Drive" is very slow moving.
“ People like AK have commented on just how brilliant this movie is, but honestly, take it from me, it is a waste of two hours of your life.
“ Do yourself a favour, and spend your time watching something else, or at the very least take some Valium to get yourself in the correct frame of mind for this slow-paced, self-indulgent offering.
“ Totally predictable plot.
“ People were calling it an incredibly slow art-house movie, which I don't mind at all, I'm quite fond of the odd good art-house movie e.
“ The movie contains a half dozen exceptional set-pieces, but mixed with this is some dialogue "so corny it would make the pope weep" and long boring stretches that make the viewer want to yell "step on it!
“ Although the cast is exelent, the acting was dire and the film was extremely slow.
“ An utter waste of time.
“ Overrated and boring and SLOW!!!!
“ After reading a few reviews and all the 4 syllable adjectives used to describe this film, I decided to buy it (boring weekend).
“ You would have to be in a certain mood to enjoy something like that, and I can see how a lot of people would find this movie boring and uneventful.
“ Every time Ryan turns his damn head it becomes slow mo time.
“ This movie was boring.
“As for great driving, that was all to brief and slow really...
“ My stomach turned inside out from time to time, since the whole movie jumps from extremely boring to extremely disgusting.
“ Epic as in slow and pretentious.
“ A timid stunt driver/mechanic overloaded with Antarctic coolness, offering his services in the late hours as a getaway driver, eventually emerging as valiant knight for the neighbor in trouble whose wife was a cool aloof who sneaks into his emotional world of feelings in an extremely slow manner, and ends up in a complicated rip off plan of some local thugs.
“ It's such a compelling and intelligent movie it doesn't need a lot of action.
“ That will supply the locomotive for the story, and as Irene and Benicio are threatened, the Driver unravels intense feelings and allegiances, and suffers massive peril at little real advantage to himself.
“ Drive; an unexpected surprise .
“ Other's say the premise is cliché, I will admit I thought the same...
“i enjoy the "art-house" style movies, and despite the cool cinematography of this film, this is just a pretentious movie and tries very hard to be considered cool or artsy, although fails to deliver action or even the artsy look the director pretends to give, so in my opinion it's just a "wanna be movie".
“ Extremely slow paced movie, ordinary dialogues with sleep inducing long awkward pauses.
“ Overall a very well made and absorbing thriller well worth a watch.
“ Tense, terse, exciting, brutal, beautiful.
“ It's amazing how they made a car-chase look like its as exciting as pouring milk.
“ This is a flawed if fascinating movie with "future cult classic" written all over it.
“ Boring, never gets started, Terrible storyline and at no point interesting.
“and MORE Boring.
“ Certain scenes drag out too long not adding to the story of the film.
“ However, the movie leaves that stone unturned and renders the scene in which the audience receives an explanation of the job pointless.
“Predictive , boring dialogs, stupid story.
“ Stunning performance by Ryan Gosling this movie lives up to expectations.
“ The problem is at the heart of the movie and the lack of compelling reason for the driver to take the actions that he does at the end.
“The camera work was'nt bad terrible but its slow plodding pace made the movie feel slower than it was.
“ Seems some director found the story compelling and convenient though.
“It takes awhile for "Drive" to get rolling, but that appears to be Refn's style: tantalize the audience with brilliant camera angles, an unpredictable score and churn the suspense to a tar-thick consistency.
“ I never found it tense and artsy, just drab, too similar throughout the film, and uninteresting.
“ incredibly dull and the most antisemitic movie I've seen in ten years .
“Gosling gets drawn into an ever decreasing circle of violence after trying to help his neighbour Carey Mulligan whom he likes and her ex-con husband -the violence is graphic and intense at times so be warned Mel Gibson Payback springs to mind.
“ Never wrote a review on IMDb before, but since i have been reading all these negative reviews regarding the so called "slowness" or lack of dialog, i felt it was necessary to share my thoughts about, in my eyes, the masterpiece of last year.
“ Who is criticizing this movie don't understand anything about art and scripts probably, this movie is a old fashion intense drama with crime.
“ While, some people might see that, as somewhat boring to see, two people stare blankly at each other in long cuts, both in romanticism and in crime drama.
“ In short, it makes an entertaining, if leisurely ride.
“ The end is easily expected and the love story is dull: new neighbors, car broke and strangely he is there to help, best-friend of the son, ...
“ "Drive" is an action/crime film for those that have grown tired of the same repetitive stuff that keeps getting thrown at us.
“ Don't waste your money .
“ Is the pacing slow?
“And at the heart was a story of love at first sight, the intense yearning for a family, and the lengths a man will go to protect these things - to commit crimes, kill and even give up the girl.
“ How can a film company be allowed to put out an action fueled trailer for a film like this, which is anything but exciting.
“ I really wanted to like this movie and wanted to recommend it to others because the story and the actors are so great, but the violence and the vocab make it barely worth watching or sharing.
“ please put it in top 1 worst movie of the Hollywood history.
“ And where were the car chases - I can only assume that the budget didn't stretch to wrecking too many cars, with way too much time (in comparison) played to a predictable love triangle storyline.
“ The movie has an exciting opening, but then it turns into an empty and dull pseudo-art work with some disgusting violence.
“ What I saw was plain boringness, where little happens and annoying acting (un-emotive, plain, BORING)...
“ With an inventive eye, Nicolas Winding Refn proceeds to make a conventional plot line unrecognisable and, more importantly, enjoyable.
“ Action sequences are few and far between and the story itself is done completely by the numbers; excavating only stereotypical behaviour and gratuitous violence from the flimsily drawn out characters.
“ I don't even know what else to say, this is a movie i will remember for being slow and strange.
“ Oh yeah, it's predictable alright.
“ Pretentious crap .
“A totally pointless film that could've been edited down to forty minutes or so.
“ You want slow, brooding and atmospheric?
“ An example of a self-indulgent shot?
“ Gosling is wonderful in keeping his character mysterious, cool, collected, meticulous and intense.
“ Its disturbing that anybody thinks this movie is worth a single second of their time because quite honestly this is the worst movie i may have ever seen.
“ I guess it added "personality" to a passive, dragging, BORING plot less movie (a skilled driver loses control when his life becomes entangled with a love interest, a professional opportunity and a botched up robbery thanks to working with losers that no one would consider).
“ Gosling appears to be heavily sedated throughout the movie, and the virtual lack of dialogue through the majority of the film just adds to the overall boring experience.
“ Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
“ Certainly, the manner about which everybody seems to get along with one another during the opening act is incredibly deceptive in one sense, and I think if the film appears overly-violent; shocking or even completely unpredictable, then it is for the reason that Winding Refn does not unfold the second half of his film with characters behaving symptomatically of how they interacted in the first half.
“You then get slow meandering movie that goes nowhere.
“ my wife fell asleep after 30 minutes.
“ Very boring.
“ Ryan Gosling did an excellent job in humanizing the driver, while simultaneously making him ruthless and intriguing.
“ Every plot point is pretty much predictable; and if you don't really understand what is going on, do not worry.
“ It's slow as well.
“ Before the the starting credits, there's a great, even thrilling, sequence of driving.
“and a boring, needless, effect at that.
“ Somehow, someone wrangled up all of the old people who created the worst movies the 80s had to offer, and involved them in making this flick.
“I thought about all those long, slow frames of Gosling with his emotionless expression and I think it worked well for the character.
“ It was THAT boring.
“ This is a stunning piece of cinematic art that is both thrilling and thought provoking as well as complex and subtle.
“The slow moving scenes are there to help build tension and there is tension galore to jump-start your heart almost from beginning to end.
“ Everyone really delivered a stunning performance.
“ My criticism will be as creative as the scenario itself: it's uninspired, boring and anyone could have written it.
“And I guess 30 minutes in this movies are those where nothing happens, you just have to see the dumb face of Ryan...
“ However, Death Proof showcased an intense driving scene riddled with the special- effects, action-laden shots viewers have come to know.
“ then we get some slow, romantic bridge...
“ Such a silly pretentious movie.
“ It was quite possibly one of the worst movie experiences I've ever had and I regret spending the money I did on renting it.
“ If you're ready for something different, beautiful, intense, and mesmerizing, this is what you should see.
“ The many scenes just showing Gosling's blood stained clothes are so slow and stretched that you can see the changing of seasons in the background.
“ Well done, entertaining and refreshing stuff.
“ This film has real depth to it and there is actually a distinct lack of vehicle action (to the disappointment of some who were expecting an intense car film).
“ That was the worst movie i've watched all year and i watched a lot of bad movies.
“ Overall I found this will well worth watching even if the violence was quite shocking.
“ Tedious time consuming overly artsy crap.
“Be prepared for some slow rolling movie rhythm.
“ As a reference to the fable of the scorpion and the frog, the violence simply expresses how Driver is being dragged down.
“And - Drive's ending was a total empty-headed cop-out.
“If you do find the first 30 or 40 mins slow then bear with it just don't expect the Nitro's or explosions !!
“At this point the slow moving pace of the first half of the movie changes and it becomes extremely violent.
“ The supporting cast also turns in very compelling performances as well.
“However there is hardly no dialogue, the characters are so boring, its all a big cliché, the film goes nowhereThe director has no idea how to tell the story, the film just dragged and after one hour i was still thinking is the good bit going to come now.
“ Yes, it has its slow sequences, but they are still gripping, and often necessary when they follow intense violence or emotion.
“But mostly the film does what it was probably intended to do, to keep you on the edge of your seat at least a little bit like a decent crime thriller, rather than all sorts of raving about the next cinematic masterpiece.
“ I rated this movie a 3 for good reason: weak script and a cheesy plot line, while the opening scene holds promise and it appears the audience might be in for anything but a cliché - it turns into one of the oldest formulas in the book "damsel in distress.
“Whether it's the intense, eye-lid stapling opening sequence that burns itself in your mind, in which the journey through the dark neon-tinged streets under the looming presence of the cityscape is both furiously thrilling - as we sit passenger, both accomplice and overwhelmed audience in this high-speed pursuit whilst the police scanner and sports coverage on the radio duets and becomes a countdown and a challenge - and a smooth and casual ride in the calmed presence of our Driver, Ryan Gosling, as he effortlessly navigates us through this cultural labyrinth, the retro ambiance of the soundtrack and the city which creates a timeless quality which mythologises Los Angeles as some cinematic world, or maybe just the Driver himself, Drive is the antithesis of a forgettable movie.
“ Don't waste your money or your time.
“ Gosling is also more compelling here than in 'Only God Forgives' despite playing a character equally as laconic with equally sketchy background details.
“ It drags basic everyday conversations into drawn out moments of awkward silence and makes Ryan come across as some sort of serial killer.
“ But I was happy to see only a few slow mo shots, as Hollywood movies seem to be teeming with 15 minute scenes of someone blinking.
“ Ryan Gosling, that Emote-Less Staring Star Fits quite Well in this Film because there is a Pace that is anything but Adrenaline Inducing or Nitro-Injected.
“ Unfortunately the flaws hasn't finished yet, Drive has an anti climax and pretentious finale that leaves you totally unsatisfied.
“ This movie is like watching a 1950's movie where the speed of scenes is too slow.
“ The storyline is not very obvious, which makes the action so much more gripping.
“ It's 80's-like aura, connected with a strong plot, mesmerizing soundtrack and convincing main character, provide for a pleasant, yet somehow unexpectedly thrilling, amount of adrenaline flow.
“Instead, it turned in a pointless, slow, boring love story with occasional slapstick violence.
“The action in the film was good and to the point rather than long drawn out action scenes that I find boring, there are only so many crashes and explosions I can take and to be honest I've seen it all before.
“ I also found myself being bored at times, even though I am well-accustomed to Refn's slow burn style.
“ Really boring.
“ Too slow...
“ In fact, there are only two chase scenes in the film, and while one is rather exciting and fits the standard bill, the other is a masterpiece.
“The audio track was drab and repetitive enough for me to sigh to myself and roll my eyes every time it started playing.
“Though the film may be slow for some people, it is a neo-noir film not meant for the faint- hearted and is a subtext driven film.
“ This movie is slow and draggy.
“ This movie is the proof that movies are art and every shot has a meaning and the smallest dialogue is thrilling.
“ It is anything but pretentious.
“ The pace of the movie was tediously slow, leaving some of the scenes downright awkward.
“ This is by far the slowest ever movie in existence.
“Electropop dynamic Kavinsky's 'Nightcall' kicks-in with 80's hot-pink titles and from there the movie was fascinating, carving out a niche genre of film making which surprised the hell out of me.
“ Never annoying, always compelling.
“It's a compelling action thriller with a sound track that is oddly perfect; it radiates an 80's twist.
“ And when i got into the mood of the movie i really enjoyed it.
“Car Movies are known for action, thrilling chases, and rocked up music.
“ If consequently, then this kind of stunning clothing makes its approach to the styling world that has been actively created by "fashion innovators" who gives a perfect attention to this masterpiece undoubtedly.
“ "Drive" was a pulse power adrenaline rush thrill ride.
“ It is seat gripping.
“ So it makes sense he see him in a film like Drive where he gets to play a brooding intense character.
“ Brooks delivers an unforgettable performance as the violent & unpredictable villain.
“I guess the acting is 'ok' but to be honest, it doesn't look really hard to stand still, or move slow and just shut you mouth and look like you have autism.
“ A Breathtaking Masterpiece .
“ boring crap with a bit of violence.
“ What I found most annoying about the movie was that for it to be called "Drive" it had a surprisingly small amount of exciting chase scenes in it.
“ It was talked up by a friend but I still enjoyed it a lot .
“ Overall, this was a poor excuse of an 'action' movie that turned out to be an unwatchable love story.
“Excellent performances, a gripping plot, and several shocking outbursts of extreme violence make Drive a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining ride, with only the very ending—in which I felt Driver uncharacteristically lets his guard down— detracting somewhat from this viewer's overall enjoyment.
“ Ryan Gosling gives a fascinating, multi-layed, performance of a fascinating, multi-layered character (known only as Driver) who is the chivalrous knight one moment, and the gore drenched barbarian the next.
“ Overall pretty good movie- riveting, haunting, beautiful filmed, too violent!
“ This is a film that surly works for its slow burning crafty style.
“ This film is rubbish, The screenplay is bad and broken, The storyline is full of holes and is uninteresting.
“ However, plot does lose focus and seem contrived at times.
“Nothing happens in this movie.
“ Although surprisingly, despite the wannabe trendy style of the film all of characters involved are extremely clichéd, predictable and boring.
“ The soundtrack is different, but engaging.
“ The film also fails to build on some intriguing premises introduced in the first act, like the driver's unexplained policy of only allowing his customers (usually criminals) five minutes during getaways.
“Packed with some intense scenes and dramatic acting,Drive is a very enjoyable movie that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good drama or crime film.
“ Exchanges made so compelling, even when dialogue is minimal, by the acting and that perfect synth accompaniment, that the slowish build-up becomes a dramatic triumph in of itself.
“ I mean, Drive took the meaning of being mind-numbingly dull to a whole new level of dreariness.
“' As you nestle down into your cinema seat the screen begins to thrum with the narco synth-pop sound of 'Tick of the Clock' by the Chromatics and coupled with the stunning cinematography of Newton Thomas Sigel showing Los Angeles in its full blazing glory as a neon lit night time fantasy scape the effect cannot fail to impress.
“ Even Carey Mulligan, who is a real favourite of ours, was wasted and looked rather uncomfortable in her rather dull character - the single mum at home.
“ When each slowly mounting scene finally explodes, the rush of adrenaline is so startling that you will either gasp or laugh from shock.
“ It is a thriller more on the lines of History of Violence, slow, brooding and allows for character buildup.
“ Instead, I was left with a limp, lifeless and boringly self-conscious menage of cinematic motifs, borrowed heavily from Tarantino, Lynch and Walter Hill.
“ - intelligent adrenaline - For starters, let's talk about the pace of the film.
“ I was so happy when the movie ended.. This is one of the worst movie i've seen.
“ It is simply too simple, too generic and too boring to make any type of effect on me.
“ The long non-dialogue scenes where a waste of time and did nothing to enhance this film other then make you wonder when it was going to end.
“ Images were stunning also combined with the main actor who is very good.
“ An intriguing character who we know very little about, save his willingness to live on the edge of control.
“g poking a guy's eye out with a fork), but I think that's a reason why it was so compelling.
“ It just makes it BORING.
“The movie is actually extremely boring, but not "arthouse" boring - it's just slow with nothing interesting happening, no plot, no dialogs, just idiotic, tormented and extremely phony long stares from both Gosling and Mulligan most of the time.
“ Drive is interesting, but it's too slow for its own good.
“ It is an absorbing and tremendously unique piece of cinema that is quite the masterpiece.
“ But this is what makes him interesting, his lack basic human expression leaves him a canvas for which we can paint ourselves on, allowing ourselves to be fully immersed in the film...
“ With such an impressive cast and a budding director, with such works as the Pusher Trilogy, which was a piece of epic dark edged gripping drama that I won't forget.
“ It was so slow and so lame that my girlfriend fell asleep and my dog pi*** his-self.
“ He accomplishes this by delivering a unique, questionable, intense and gritty action thriller that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat.
“ All the other characters are quite cliché.
“ The atmosphere created in the opening scene is given up to tell a more than mediocre story, in fear of scaring audiences away with a too artsy approach.
“ Pauses that seem outrageously pointless and become quickly tiresome rule the film.
“ The driving sequences are understated yet very thrilling.
“ So freaking corny and cliché, and not in a good way.
“ Not sure who was trying to channel their inner Werner Herzog or John Woo, but "Drive" didn't feel artistic, it was just boring and predictable.
“ The main thing is that nobody tries to tie you up into a knot by telling two or three parallel stories, nevertheless the plot is intense and makes you feel truly involved in every situation the characters have to face.
“ The first part of the movie started rather slow until its brilliant climax where driver killed both men that was trying to assassinate him in the motel.
“ This is definitely one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
“The first half was boring and I can think of better actors than Ryan Gosling for the film.
“ this movie sucks, slow mafia movie nothing great .
“ The music is a form of violence, too, making the incredibly long, SLOW MOTION even, empty scenes, even more unbearable as it's much louder than gunshots.
“ at night only served as a distraction from the fact that Drive was nothing but a big, dull bore.
“ I was so bored about 30 minutes in and it really didn't pick up for more than 5 minutes at a time for the remainder of the movie.
“The film is terribly boring, dozens of scenes are still-shots that just linger on your screen and leave you bore to death waiting for the next scene.
“ Ryan Gossling's understated portrayal of his character was both a bit confusing and brilliant.
“Still, I think they pulled a rather enjoyable movie considering the thin and unoriginal script and what seems as a limited budget, especially compared to other movies being on offer this summer.
“ "The Worst Movie I ever watched in my life next to Dead Girl" .
“ I noticed the rating of 8.3/10 on the IMDb website and it definitely boosted my intention of sitting down with a cold beer and enjoying an hour and half of action packed movie!!!
“ Really enjoyed the slow pace, and build-up of the quiet character who turns violent.
“ The thing is paced in the precisely calibrated slowness in edits to match the slowness of the character's external motions, and presumably his internal processes.
“ Fascinating .
“ The script is dull and boring and creates main characters that are not interesting and don't do anything.
“ His likability makes this movie that much more enjoyable.
“ Breathtaking .
“ However, for people that enjoy art house films, this is definitely worth the watch.
“ However Pulp Fictions two biggest USPs were it's dialogues and the fact that you were expecting the unexpected.
“ I'm serious when I say thumbs down, don't waste your time.
“ Terrible plot, sub-par acting, and could be the SLOWEST movie ever.
“ i have to say this was one of the WORST movies i have ever seen.
“ Every most basic cliché is included.
“ This is the worst movie that i have seen in a long time.
“Overall - Bad movie, this movie is slow paced, meaningless, lacking in characters and plot, and attempts to cover this up with a ton of music.
“ It is OK at it's best of times, and downright annoying and tedious at it's worst.
“Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, The Place Beyond the Pines) gives a riveting performance as Driver.
“ This film had No plot, Very anti climactic action and violence scenes, and the dialogue was awkward and uncomfortable.
“ He's emotionless and speechless, and that makes him an even more dangerous, unpredictable, and (for lack of a better word) cool character.
“ The storyline was very weak, and while other films have come good with worse, this isn't one of them, as it has neither the taut direction, the entertaining dialogue or the big personality leads to carry it off.
“ In short words, it is an entertaining ride for those who can swallow Refn's unique style of filmmaking.
“ We have been conditioned as a society to watch boxes of talking heads broken up with pointless jabber and largely bloodless violence.
“ The idea that it was about a stuntman made me think about the tedious encounter I had with Tarantino's Death Proof.
“ This movie has speed bumps in between which slow down the movie, the finish line leaves an impact.
“ This film totally seems like a rip-off of many other cool movies, filled with clichés about drug dealers, profanity, fast driving, catch phrases; but these LONG shots and the feel of the movie fails in every way to make them seem entertaining.
“ Its damn boring and every time you expect something different , the movie disappoints to entertain....
“ There are plot holes you could drive a buss though, too many to list, and the rest is predictable.
“ DriveAs a getaway driver, it's vitally important to remember to always bring an empty bottle along to urinate in to while you wait.
“ But only a few times during the movie, it's like the movie knows it's boring and has to throw something at us once in awhile...
“Often, the excruciating build up to an event is more engaging than the action itself, and this is another area in which Drive excels.
“ Adding the F-word in movies was an artistic endeavour years ago, now it seems that violence, especially dumb violence, is the way to show off how much more gripping you can do with less substance.
“ Don't waste your time on this movie.
“Overall.. the film had, bad music, a bad script, bad timing, it was really slow and it had a narcissistic main actor.
“ The whole movie, actually, is incomparably more genuine than the typical action-crime-chase fabrications we've become bored with.
“ The pacing is atrociously slow.
“ ryan gosling and bryan cranston are both such great actors, how on earth did they get suckered into making this boring garbage?
“ DRIVE never promised to be an action film; so if that's the sort of movie you're in the market for, keep searching because this movie will probably only bore you.
“ worst movie involving car chases ever.
“ He had no personality, and he mostly came off as bland and emotionless.
“ Hypnotic, odd, engrossing, puzzling...
“ When it comes down to facing off against the baddies in a vicious bloodbath, the film proceeds with a hypnotic tone supplemented with an ambient music score by Cliff Martinez that results is in a slow pace which is enough to turn off viewers who root for a more solidly moving storyline.
“So if you expect this film to be an action-packed and filled with breathtaking action scene, you're wrong.
“ His demeanor is just quiet, cool, and strong, and when he's driving, your adrenaline's pumping along with him and you're like, alright come on!!
“ Everyone of these characters felt boring and rough, with nothing to make them stand out; Even the love interest who spends a lot of time on screen.
“ Not just because of the intermittent scenes of graphic violence, but because of the use of a widescreen aspect ratio, long shots, a mostly still frame and slow cutting.
“ It's just poorly acted, poorly scripted, boring rubbish.
“ This was a complete and total waste of time.
“ Pretty engaging and enjoyable .
“ no story, no dialog, unnecessary bloody scenes, no nothing!
“ Thank god, i saw this on my computer and I've had the ability to fast forward the scenes, it's one of the worst movies I have ever seen, slow, boring, bad acting(if any)etc.
“ The movie is really pointless.
“ So Slow So Boring .
“ It was a boring and slow movie.
“ It also really makes all of the action and violent moments of the movie all the more intense to watch.
“The movie is a bit slow for the first forty five minutes,and there are only two or three action sequences that pleased me.
“ Here Gosling shines in his one man army role without being over the top, with his intense gaze mesmerizing all on screen and always threatening to go over the edge, which he does with loved ones under threat.
“ cliché, fake, manufactured movie...
“My two main criticisms are how utterly cliché ridden the spoon fed narrative was and the tedious pauses and smirks which I'm afraid cannot replace acting when done this badly.
“ Some violent scenes may not spoil the pace of the film and you will never feel, you are getting bored.
“Total of all "thrilling" parts is less than 30 seconds, and there is zero new ground covered.
“ Prolonged shots and lingering focus on some events of the story are conspicuous in the emphasis placed on them.
“ i was so bored.
“ This falls into a bloody and intense thriller that just keeps going and going.
“ The dialog really picks up in the second half, mimicking the film trajectory as well as that of it's main character, as the film goes from slow character-buildup in the first half to intense interactions and action scenes in the second.
“ This is encapsulated in one of the film's final scenes in which, instead of being confronted with an all-out knife struggle, the audience are presented with a stunning shot of two silhouettes cast by the low hanging sun, licking the concrete in a serene and bewildering brawl.
“ Waste of time, below average .
“ Driver and Irene's reserved, internal characters form a strong bond that gets more intense as the film progresses.
“its a slow , emotionless and lack of content movie....
“ Drive, on the other hand, is just boring.
“ The principal characters are stunning.
“ Drive is successful in drawing its audience into the story with slightly suspenseful chase scene.
“ Everything about the style of the film is wannabe hip, such as jarring inappropriate pop music which goes on interminably, endless lingering shots in which nothing happens while the characters stand staring moronically at each others as if they are on strong tranquilizers.
“ The soundtrack is such a unique compilation of songs, it is fascinating to listen to.
“ The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen .
“ A Waste of TIme.
“ Entertaining, Different, Weird and Comical(at least to me) .
“ Drive is a stunning film.
“ The Music sounded fine but if you actually listen to the lyrics you will realize its repetitive and distracting.
“ This has to be one of the worst movies ever!!
“ Pretentious movie that tries to act like an art film.
“ There's much to like in Drive if you're a fan of adrenaline-enhanced experiences that don't bludgeon you with CGI and other fakery.
“ Hauntingly intriguing .
“ Each scene has a special something to it, making it distinct and edgy, rather than repetitive.
“ It has a dreamy soundtrack, stylish and moody lighting, a slow beginning, long shots, few dialog.
“ I must say that the outcome is more enjoyable than it sounds at first.
“ But that one quibble is easy to overlook in the face of a movie that is so tremendously stylish and entertaining.
“ Save your money, see "Midnight in Paris" instead.
“ Director Nicolas Winding-Refn perfectly makes a movie filled with intense bloody sequences, top-notch action, an interesting plot, and well-made character development.
“The definite quiet and the slow developing relationship of the opening play of 'Drive' is a purposeful device used to build tension for the inevitable second acts fallout of events, glimpsed at with 'Driver's' first tell of what lies beneath in a chance encounter with a previous associate, showing that he is as equally as brutal and intimidating with a few very measured words as he is when he is about to put a nail in someone's head.
“ So it makes sense he see him in a film like Drive where he gets to play a brooding intense character.
“Without giving anything away, Gosling's character is a tough-guy stunt driver who moonlights as a tough-guy heist driver who—by some "unexpected" twist of fate— gets himself mixed up with the wrong guys and has to drive his way out of it.
“ I was bored as weird music played in the background.
“ Also the twists and turns with so many characters can be very confusing.
“ Pointless nothing to pointless gore, mad for a totally pointless movieThe only reason I even give this movie 1 star is for the boobs.
“ Breathtaking acting .
“ Top 1 worst movie of the Hollywood history.
“ From then on, everything devolved in to a mob film and became a tedious mess.
“ The cast was mediocre at best and the story was truly pointless.
“ So, to sum it up, my wife fell asleep after just 30 minutes.
“ This movie is far from boring.
“ The first act is slow.
“ From the performances to the cinematography to the much talked about score, which gives Drive an undeniably 80's feel, this film is extremely well executed and engaging.
“ The stylist scenes combined with the suspense rising sounds give a great effect and keep the viewer on the edge all the way through.
“ Well a combination of things really, including but not limited to: Lack of interesting plot Gratuitous violence that even Tarantino would find disturbing Gosling's character being undeveloped, his motives unexplained and his behaviour erratic Disjointed nature of the storyline – the husband?
“ The pulsating night-time city setting and sociopathic protagonist is a clear inspiration for Jake Gyllenhaal in the latter, whilst The Driver's iconic jacket and car, plus the spell-binding retro synth soundtrack and über-bloody, compelling violence are what makes the 2012 video game what it is.
“ Just fascinating.
“ They were generally exciting.
“ Drive was a very fascinating movie.
“ It lacks a plot and the story is slow, disjointed and lacks believaility.
“ Soo slow and boring.
“ So plot wise, the film could be a thorough disaster, and here comes our virtuoso director to rescue the film and without embellishing the content, fully showcasing his theatrical aesthetics to fend off the fatigue of the tedious characterization (a taciturn Ryan Gosling can only be beneficial to his staunchest followers, while a dainty Carey Mulligan has too little to display her faculty), among the cast, if one doesn't harbor a over-hyped expectation, Albert Brooks will be a fierily menacing discovery particularly it is creepily against his usual comedic strain.
“ Waste of time watching this.
“boredom taking the upper hand.
“ Overall, very much worth watching and much better then I expected.
“ I enjoyed it immensely, and I hope other viewers will do the same, if they haven't already.
“ Pretentious and derivative.
“ slow and nothing special .
“ Arty way of filming, but slow and disappointing .
“ This movie was tedious and pretentious.
“" If you're not careful, you'll end up watching the rest of the movie because it's compelling.
“I personally respect the film but thought it was way too over-mannered and way too artsy for my taste--as well as WAY too bloody.
“as the story unfolds he gets to with his neighbor married women with kid ,whose husband sentenced in prison, the pace sort of gets slower here, they fill you with nice music tracks, Ryan Goseling cool looks and charms.
“ This movie is about an hour and a half, and the first half hour of this film is extremely boring.
“ Action scenes are compelling.
“ Drive Slow .
“ Compelling viewing, to say the least.
“ He knows when to let intensity build up and when to slow things down when needed which makes it all look real and natural.
“ might have been good, but far to slow.
“ I was irritated how slow motion was used for almost single every slow scene (sheesh, they're already slow enough), and Ryan Gosling just does not play a convincing bad ass.
“ HALF of the movie is just "Driver" (Gosling) and "Irene" (Mulligan) staring at each other and barely talking, while some irritatingly boring music plays loudly in the background, acting as filler for what should be taken up by actual acting and emotion.
“ "Drive" is a fine action/thriller film that is light on the storyline and dialog (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), and heavy on highly-stylized action scenes with intense moments of violence.
“ It is full of weird angles, strange pauses, and confusing plot devices.
“ In almost all action movies, after a point of time the action sequences get predictable- more cars and stuff to blow up and endless car chases.
“Breathtaking action, heat, psychopathic amusement.
“ Dull, wooden, illogical .
“ This movie was very boring and incredibly predictable.
“ Very, very enjoyable!
“When the Violence Erupts it is Brutal and seems even more so because of all the Pauses and Slow Beat Tempo.
“ Also it was pointless!
“ A visually stunning noir film, with a soundtrack that refers to the 80s.
“ Predictable and overrated .
“I'm sure there are those who will call this movie a classic, and I'm sure it is by a certain set of standards, but for a Joe Soap guy like me, it was a waste of my time
“ Nothing exciting in the movie, dead storyline, boring action.
“ It's a fascinating character study of a man (Driver) who has his own code of rules and is a loner--and what happens when he falls in love.
“ It's a slow, unjustified violent, predictable, plot lacking and idiotically predictable movie.
“ This is the most disappointing movie that I've ever watched in my whole life, every scene in this terrible nightmare contains 10 minutes of unnecessary dialog-action pause, I don't buy the lie of an incomprehensible masterpiece for prepared cinema minds, this is a pretentious example of mediocrity and ineptitude in the process of filmmaking.
“The car chase scenes are very engaging and kept me on the edge of my seat.
“Thank god, i saw this on my computer and I've had the ability to fast forward the scenes, it's one of the worst movies I have ever seen, slow, boring, bad acting(if any)etc.
“ The violence is shocking and unpredictable.
“ Don't waste your time!
“ Worst movie ever .
“ Five-Word Review: Slowly Hypnotic, Fantastically Compelling, Intelligent .
“ After the initial scene I found the pace very slow.
“ Going just by 3rd party information and general, vague details, I had assumed that it was just another one of those tedious "heist-gone-wrong" movies or boring "Indie experimental" exercises that flame out as soon as quickly as it flames in.
“ But honestly, for the first half of the film, I was quite sleepy, when it was filled with far-from-action-like plot orientation, but instead a slow, dark and gloomy orientation.
“ The biggest failing is that it is quite slow, bordering on being boring, particularly the first half.
“ The result of stretching this obvious idiot tale over an hour and forty minutes with tedious non- acting is painful and occasionally had me looking away from the screen for something interesting happening in the living room.
“ Here's a dreary drive through dystopia, showing life really is meaningless.
“The violence in the movie is bloody, unpredictable and somewhat raw.
“ There must be something seriously wrong with our culture if people regard this sort of pastiche of extreme violence as entertaining or interesting or ...
“ It sports vastly engrossing performances by an charismatic cast, a solidly competent screenplay based on a novel by James Sallis, an artful depiction of violence, and an alluring soundtrack to sit the ambient tone of it's dark revenge plot; and these aspects are safely guided by director Nicolas Winding Refn who clearly carries a unique vision.
“ But I didn't think about it too much, the movie was too engrossing.
“Many will find this movie evocative and even similar to the 1978 movie "The Driver" with Ryan O'Neal, while also recognizing some elements from "Taxi Driver".
“ Boring Waste Of Time Don't waste your money .
“ An absolute snooze fest and a waste of time.
“It also makes the movie very unpredictable.
“And I can go on writing, but I guess i have been bored enough already...
“ Millions of camera spots, plain faces, empty images, pseudo-artistic texture, minutes and minutes and minutes and minutes and minutes of long and sad in vain waiting...
“There are a lot of reason why this movie shouldn't worked but it is so well written, shot and acted that I really enjoyed it.
“ But while it may sound like a wobbly premise for another The Fast and the Furious movie, Drive is an intense, affecting and prizeworthy thrill ride.
“Plot is moving slow, its not at all put together.
“ Drive takes a slower pace and has much more of an interest in character than action, which is a good thing to me.
“ The film is edited nicely in a slow but moving and intriguing pace that makes one concentrate on a subject all the way without having to experience quick cuts all the time like some Michael Bay popcorn flick.
“ for a movie called drive i was actually expecting some driving yet was left a little disjointed,the sub plot of becoming an up and coming race car driver never goes anywhere.
“Unfortunately, instead of properly developing the movie, the director chose slow dollies, extreme close-ups of the actors (Gosling mainly) eyes, and an awkward lack of dialog for the main character -- even at times when he was being asked direct questions.
“ Stylish art-house thriller is very violent, but beautifully crafted and solidly entertaining .
“ Slow and pretentious .
“ bad acting, bad line, slow action, stupid and it goes from totally predictable action to totally out of logic, I honestly don't understand how it can be rated 7 out of 10 here or rotten tomatoes, when you actually go to paid services like red box or amazon instant video, people actually did the opposite, The main character doesn't even talk.
“First off, I would like to acknowledge everyone that responded to this film negatively whether it be the slow pace, useless action, or whatever.
“Ryan Gosling brings a magnificent performance in Drive, because he feels intense and absolutely credible, and Carey Mulligan brings such a sincere work that her character ends up being touching.
“ Drive is a very entertaining film mainly because it revolved around only one character and several others.
“ Worst Movie Ever.
“ 30 seconds of blank in just about every scene, it's so bad and boring to the point that I don't even care if the character is dead at the end, I'm just craving for the credits.
“ It was boring and lame!
“ No plot.
“OverallDrive isn't for everyone, but those who understand the mastery of Refn behind the camera, the understated acting, and the almost serene sense of violence that Refn injects in the final act, Drive is a cinematic dream ride of an adrenaline rush.
“ A slow movie with a fantastic soundtrack .
“ Drive shows Nicholas Winding Refn's fascinating style finding true balance, power and soul.
“ I remember it because Gosling's "5-minute window" line foreshadows a thrilling heist film.
“ And the movie is dead slow .
“ For me, despite a few moments of genuine brilliance, this film was ultimately not very satisfying, even somewhat pretentious.
“ I wouldn't say its predictable or something.
“ This movie is just so slow and empty.
“ when it released in America some people said it was stunning an immaculate film.
“ A seeming homage to '80s suspense movies like Manhunter, Drive is as deliberate and compelling as Ryan Gosling himself, who, ahem, wants to prove to us that he's not a baby anything anymore.
“ The editing (and many of the shots) are far too long, for no reason, as far as I could tell.
“ Without indicating too much of the film, I do highly recommend it.
“ The way Drive was shot was quite fascinating and Ryan Gosling with the utmost ease, provided extra magnetism to have you fully committed in following Ryan's character and seeing where and how this all ends.
“ Don't waste your time on this film
“ Almost every movie out there, are so predictable.
“ From the beginning monologue to the closing scene, I became obsessed in the fascinating world of the Driver.
“ People actually left the theater during the movie.
“ Refn plays with silence much like Stanley Kubrick and some scenes even feature a Kubrick-ian feel to it all, it is engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable.
“ The audio was exemplary, I am pretty sure that audience who watched it loud enjoyed it equally who watched it on low volume.
“ But it was definitely worth the watch and one of the best movies I've seen this year.
“ This movie is full of slow, broad and breathtaking scenery, sometimes accompanied by an awesome retro soundtrack that sticks to you even though that genre is not your thing.
“ But when he does its compelling.
“ These moments when he stares into blankness are stunning, just because of the beautiful cinematography and the awesome soundtrack (this is one of the best movie scores of all time, for what it's worth).
“ It makes you thin about the characters and the plot in a very exciting and interesting way.
“ the violence was well shot and the added squelching noises when the guy sent to kill Irene got his head repeatedly stamped on made for an intense scene.
“ However, when the Action scenes kicks in, they're pretty intense.
“ From there it changes into a story of vengeance, with scenes of intense violence, that never felt false.
“ Nihilistic and pretentious.
“ You will be blinking a lot more than the editor has cut, even in the slow scenes that are presumably trying to engage our emotions.
“ The finale is also very gripping, and you care about the characters involved.
“ This is a movie in which we step into a world created by an extremely capable cast and crew, and we watch a story unfold against the backdrop of stunning visuals and a pulsing score.
“ Stunning Movie .
“ Nothing happens a guy just derps about for no real reason then another guy you don't know gets shot because someone stopped him from being raped in prison.
“by using retro music as the film musical background and the camera technique of film noir he has made an exciting retro style and post noir action movie.
“ I wasted an hour and 37 minutes on this boring piece of crap, when i could have watched a good movie.
“ Most boring film in 5 years .
“ Stylish, Gripping, Cool, Ultra-violent, intense...
“ The plot moves at snail's pace.
“ A troubling, exciting, rather perfect film.
“Ultimately what I got was a pretentious, wanna-be indy film that's trying to be an action film (or perhaps a 'statement' on action films), that was just flat-out boring.
“ The plot was obvious and action kept me on the edge of my seat.
“ It felt like he was going nowhere, and when things did happen, it wasn't very exciting.
“ With dazzling cinematography and an evocative soundtrack 'Drive' was destined to become an instant classic.
“ This was the worst movie I've ever seen in my life.
“ He also controls his actors wisely, and the action sequences are grounded in reality and unpredictability, making it even more exciting and gripping to watch.
“ It starts well, promising a lot but towards the middle of the movie it just becomes completely pointless nearing the absurd.
“ It's like the director took tranquilizers and decided that the pace should be slower than death.
“ Great cast, but the 80's slow music added to the slow roll of the entire movie, was just too much on top of the typical story of a lonely guy with a good heart and a number of wrong turns in his life.
“ What might have made a really killer 35-45 minutes is agonizingly boring at 1 hour and 38 minutes.
“ I have it a 1 because it sucked so bad, even my friend went to see it with his girlfriend and she was like this was a waste of my life for an hour and a half.
“ a beautiful empty shell .
“ Gosling alone makes this worth watching, and combine that with the excellent music and great direction and you will be very happy with the film you have just watched.
“ Pathetic and boring.. .
“ Often slow and understated, it looked good and had some mystery to it because of the main character.
“ But rest assured, Drive is still fresh and exciting, the perfect movie package.
“The chemistry between Gosling and Mulligan was intense.
“ The last four are my favorites; the two most intense chases are by Petersen and Hackman, the former as the driver pursued and the latter as the most determined pursuer.
“ I enjoyed it - a lot.
“ Nevertheless, I consider this film a fascinating and very entertaining experience, and I can definitely recommend it as an intelligent action film, or as a drama with universal subjects of loyalty and redemption.
“ This movie made a screeching halt from a fast paced action thrill ride to a long slow quiet Sunday drive thats right This movie is just horrible with its long pause and almost no dialog.
“ Meanwhile, the stuntman gets involved in some dealing too boring to remember.
“ I think they were going for "stylized" but to me it failed, all it was was formula that went nowhere slowly.
“Performance-Wise: As mentioned, Brooks dominates the show with an unforgettable performance as the violent & unpredictable villain.
“ maybe a little too long, or felt too long because a lot of the scenes are filmed in slow motion to intensify tension, so it felt like it dragged a bit.
“ The violence was contrived to make it more shocking than it needed to be, Ron Perlman's character swore uncontrollably for no reason other than make him sound like the Big Gangster even though there are far more effective ways of getting this across, and the whole plot just seemed unlikely.
“ It starts slow by getting all the characters ready and showing their nature and ambitions to later explode, it keeps growing faster and faster.
“ What a waste of time!!.
“ Boring to Complete Chaos and Crap .
“ In fact, if you can get past the opening bore-fest, you will be pleasantly rewarded
Neo rates it 7.5/10.www.thehkneo.com
“ Drive is intense.
“ Even though the main story is quite simple and straightforward and still has plenty of surprises in it and at times the movie is truly doing some unexpected things, that luckily all work out very well for the movie as well.
“ This is what Driver is, a string of unbelievable, unexpected and harmonic sequences, and It needs basically nothing else than that to shine.
“ Empty, soulless and sadistic with a pseudo-artistic touch.
“ This film is slow to start and quite frankly boring.
“ I forgot to mention that the car scenes, which make the core of the protagonist's character, are boring and repetitive.
“The pacing reminds me of maybe an art-house film, but without an interesting story (with preferably weird moments, even better if they are preferably weird wtf moments) to back up the slower pacing, what am I being rewarded with sitting through all this?
“ others said that the film was boring and slow.
“ the movie does slow down abit and then gets crazy just the way i like it.
“ A Slow Transport .
“ This was the most stunning, brilliant film I have seen this year.
“ Shallow plot, if there is any intended, and dull screenplay which actually matches the whole idiocy.
“ The mind numbing nothingness and pointless scenes are occasionally interrupted by EXTREME and over-the-top graphic violence.
“ But if your one for enjoying a grind/art house and or foreign picture, or simply something a bit outlandish, you may find Drive to be a very enjoyable and rememberable film.
“ So to summaries "Driver" is very good, Ryan Goslings best.. so far, and people who come to you and say "that movie was boring, Ryan Gosling wasn't racing around everywhere having sex with things and shooting people" are idiots.
“ Unfortunately, Gosling has little dialogue and speaks mostly in a monotone.
“ Intense and Very Well Acted, .
“ At this point the film's slow pace quickly changes and while it'd normally take time to enjoy the different circumstances the creators made sure I got disgusted by Drive's gruesome handling of every situation where two enemies meet.
“ If I had to pick an actor in the film other than Gosling to get an Oscar nom, it would definitely be Brooks, whose character has a slow buildup almost as good as Gosling's.
“ It's thrilling.
“The characters were poor and under developed, the interaction between cast dull and without chemistry.
“ The storytelling is slow and ponderous, many long scenes are dedicated to subtle facial expressions alone and both the score and the visual design have that artsy feeling to them.
“ Just dull.
“"Drive" is ultimately much more of a character driven crime drama than action film in the end, and while some may find it too slow and too pretentious, it does adequately entertain with a number of good moments, and the performances help to keep it watchable.
“ this movie caters to youth, callow youth, empty-headed youth...
“ Camera work was compelling and there was nothing unbelievable about the story, which is refreshing in this day and age.
“ All in all, a thoroughly uninteresting film, with an overly intensive soundtrack, that clashed with the drab and tediously slow pace of this movie
“ However, for viewers looking for more stimulating, exciting, and thrilling viewing experiences this movie isn't worth the ticket price.
“ The movie has no story what so ever and it's basically nothing plus nothing with some parts of unnecessary very graphical violence in between.
“ Gosling picks up his kit and exits the motel room, mission in mind, and then something really unexpected happened...
“ If you like pretentious dramas/might-as- well-be-romances, you'll probably enjoy this movie.
“ 'Drive' is an intense thriller with gorgeous directing that is monumental and triggers the excellence and originality of this gem of a film.
“ Slow and stupid - don't waste your time .
“ I am sure Ryan Gosling is usually a fine actor but here he had two facial expressions: Blank Stare and Slow Annoying Grin.
“ With action-packed chase scenes equal to "Bullit" (1968) and "Vanishing Point" (1971) this high-speed adrenaline rush of a film is a must see.
“Whilst this adaptation of a novel by James Sallis contains many familiar components such as car chases, a heist gone wrong, romance and strong violence, the end product is so moody, gripping and beautifully photographed that it's very enjoyable to watch.
“ a vacuous film for vacuous, empty-headed youth .
“ The composition and progress in this movie is sometimes enervating slow in the beginning with lot of silenced pauses that really started to work on my nerves a bit.
“ The second half is full of adrenaline.
“ Because its a complete waste of time.
“ Mopey, mumbled and pointless.
“ This storyline is crap, it is pretty basic, but because the underlying plot is so basic and it is so drawn out it is like watching an epic c rate movie.
“ DRIVE is a fascinating character study, one that uses a minimum of words to define a complex character in a manner than seems terrifyingly quiet and mesmerizing.
“ Just compare this with the gripping opening scenes of "Mad Max", "Heat" or "Point Break".