Sound Off: Nicolas Winding Refn's Film 'Drive' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
September 16, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It's finally hitting theaters, the final film that I saw at the Cannes Film Festival that I absolutely loved, one that I've been waiting for everyone else to finally see, as it's one of my all-time faves. In theaters everywhere this weekend is Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt/getaway driver, with a stellar supporting cast including Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman. So is this as great as everyone is saying? How is Gosling? If you've already seen it, leave a comment and tell us what you thought of Drive!
To fuel the engines for the getaway, Drive is and has been (since Cannes) my #1 favorite movie of 2011. I am not afraid to call it pretty much absolute perfection in every single frame, that's how I felt watching it, that's how I felt later on thinking back to it. Before seeing Drive I admittedly was not the biggest fan of Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher, Bronson, Valhalla Rising), but this film brought me around, I wouldn't hesitate to call it one of his masterpieces, it's that amazing, every single shot is that incredible. Gosling gives an stunning performance that just exudes calm and cool badass, and Carey Mulligan is also fantastic. I really, really love this film and can't wait to see it again and again. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did!
What did you think of Refn's Drive? One of the best movies of 2011 or boring and forgettable? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!