3.5

Drive

Crime Drama Thriller


 

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

"Drive" is an odd little film about a man, his car, and a story that happens in between. By day, our enigmatic driver is quite reserved, and we watch his encounters with trepidation and a pop soundtrack. By night, the base is turned up, and we're placed in the seat next to him evading the police with great thrill. The middle stint might be slow going, but be warned... the violence revs up, and we have no idea where the story is headed. It's the quiet ones you have to watch.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2011
100 mins