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So, i went to see it just because i have liked the trailer.. There were obstacles in my way but nothing stopped me from ...a very big disappointment. I can t understand why in the name of Lord would someone like to watch a semi-psychotic movie with less action than 'saved by the bell'. There are 3 '3 little friends' moments and 1 'easy'car-action scene ...and that's all folks. No dialog, just neurotic atmosphere.. So keep your money, time and do everything else.. Like 'nothing' but at least it s free of charge and relaxing. Just because it is the site politics i have to write some more lines...well...because i hate to write just for the writing i will fill the missing lines with points ..... ....... ....... ......... ....... ..... ...... ........ .... ..... ...... ...... ........... ....... ..... ..... ...... .... .......... ...... .... ..... ..... ..... ... ...... ... ....... ... ........ ..... ......there are like the movie..a lot and useless ...... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ......... ........ ......... ......... ......... ....... ...... ........ ............ .......... ........ ....... ....... ............ ....... . .......... ....... ........... ....... ......... ....... ..... . .......... ....... .......... ......... ....... ....... .......
I believe that the most important element in a movie first is "having heart and soul in the delivery" in other words dramatic structure which leads to impressiveness and effectiveness both. Why the worst film I have ever seen in my life is Federico Fellini's Otto e Mezzo? or Why I hated Darren Aranofsky's The Fountain? Because there were no heart and soul in the delivery and believe me especially critics love that! Cinema without heart. Now, let's talk about Drive. What an original and "never-seen-before" story! A hired driver who doesn't talk much decides to protect a family, a girl and her child and things in his job go awry! Other than such clichés in the plot and lacking of heart and soul, there were other flaws in the movie. Being a "driver" or being a cool hired killer is not that easy! Ryan Gosling's wooden performance and his senseless character are just pointless and has not any interesting or deep element. The violence in the movie was neither artistic nor entertaining, it was sick and sadistic! Also it was pointless! You know Quentin Tarantino makes extremely violent movies like Kill Bill, but it is entertaining and it is artistic at the same time. Drive is not! What about music? Well, oddly, it reminded me Tron, another movie I didn't like, so simply I wasn't impressed by the songs either. Is Drive an action packed? Not at all! The movie has an exciting opening, but then it turns into an empty and dull pseudo-art work with some disgusting violence. The rest of the movie is not a piece of art or an audiovisual feast in contrast with the hype, that's why I was seriously frustrated by the movie! Unfortunately the flaws hasn't finished yet, Drive has an anti climax and pretentious finale that leaves you totally unsatisfied. I am sorry, but the ones who call this as art owe other art house directors an apology.
I'm not sure this movie deserves a 1, but it in no way deserves an 8.6
where it's at now.
My wife and I were so disappointed. I cant believe so many people liked it that much. Almost makes us question trusting reviews any longer. Was poor acting, slow moving, only a couple decent drive scenes and I don't ever want to spoil an ending for anyone, but we even questioned that !!
If you're thinking Transporter and hoping to see Jason step up to the plate and kick some ass...don't. The actor in this one is so slow to speak, and sometimes move...we found ourselves going...OK...time for next....frame....word.... movement.
Just left us in a somber mood.
I have no idea how this movie has received such glowing reviews. 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. Overall it's a movie about nothing with no message at all, and it ends by leaving you with no sense of closure or understanding of why you have been subjected to such a depressing experience. If there was any message at all, I would say it was that life sucks and then you die, or crime doesn't pay perhaps, but overall that's a little bit too Disney for my tastes, but perhaps this will appeal to the masses? 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. No Stars.
Seriously people, don't believe the ridiculous hype about this movie,
it is without doubt one of the worst movies I have seen in the last
year. My wife and I are huge movie fans and watch on average 5 new
films a week, 10 minutes into this film we are both looking at each
other with a 'is this movie for real' look on our faces, and by the end
we realised we had just wasted 2 hours of our lives we would never get
Rylan Gosling is a total joke from start to finish, his total lack of any script is just the start, in fact by the end of the film (and yes we did make it to the end, somehow) I was glad he still wasn't saying much, and the little that did come from it was just clichéd nonsense. This man cannot do the strong silent brooding type at all, especially not wearing a daft white satin jacket with, wait for it ..... a scorpion on the back, and a toothpick in his mouth.
The plot, what there was of it, is so old and tired and so overdone, the whole film was completely predictable. None of the characters have any depth or interest to them, probably due to the lack of any script. 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. And the clichés just continued at Ryan became the child's new 'best friend'.
The violence is also completely at odds with the rest of the film. It is extreme, graphic and vicious, which is fine and dandy if the rest of the film demands it, unfortunately this film doesn't and it looks like it's been thrown in just for shock value.
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. Just before this we watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly again, now that has everything this movie doesn't but seems to be trying so hard to emulate - characters that aren't black and white, minimal dialogue to add to the tension, and stunning camera-work to keep you captivated.
Save your time and money and watch this classic instead, Drive has nothing to offer but annoyance and the WORST soundtrack I've ever heard.
I ought to watch Drive, the piece by the Amini & Rafn, the to be
ambitious soul of Noel & Eastwood, just by the IMDb rating.
A big disappointment.
I better be careful in future.
Rafn better need to understand that a man with just few words in his mouth(Ryan Gosling) needn't made a strong character. And a few new style of killing a human body neither generates any grip, nor reflects the character properly.
The movie lacks: 1. Meaning 2. Drama 3. Thrill 4. Presentation 5. Shadow of all the characters 6. Good Dialogues And many more...
There is nothing to watch this movie for.
With virtually no plot, interesting characters or intriguing dialogues, all this movie has to offer are a few brutally bloody scenes, but then again, if you're into that, you're still better of watching Kill Bill. Speaking of which, if you thought Kill Bill was an over-rated movie, you obviously still haven't seen Drive. This movie was obviously directed with one purpose and one purpose only - winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes. And, surprisingly, it even failed at that. Could it be that this wannabe-art movie was too fake even for Cannes standards? It's hard to tell. Could it be that the 21st century has already gotten its worst blockbuster? Only time will tell. Even though there are 89 more years to go, I think not a lot of movies will overtake this giant.
This movie was bad. Really Bad. Don't See It.
Sorry if this review reflects the complexity of the dialog of this horrendous movie. I have never walked out of a movie before it finished, even if I'm busting for a leak, I never leave the cinema, but I had to make an exception for this amazing piece of trash. The only movie I have ever seen with less dialog is a silent film. They may as well have gotten wooden mannequins to do the acting, they would have had the same effect. Pointless nothing to pointless gore, mad for a totally pointless movie
The only reason I even give this movie 1 star is for the boobs.
So I walked out of the movie Drive. This is the first time I've ever
done such a thing. I've seen a lot of bad movies in my day but there
has never been one that infuriated me to a point in which I couldn't
continue. And being a film lover, I sat down and analyzed just why
exactly this movie ticked me off so much. What was it about this movie
that drove me up the wall to a point in which I walked out before I
even got to see the conclusion? It wasn't the acting. It wasn't the
music. And it wasn't the lush cinematography. What irked me the most
was that Drive was disguising itself as an indie flick when in
actuality it wanted to become an action movie so badly.
And this strategy while an insult to the entire institution of filmmaking, worked. It got rave reviews at film festivals here and there and got nice reviews from critics, lavishing the acting, supposed tension, and cinematography. I watch this movie because of the rave reviews and literally saw the Transporter movie wrapped in an indie flavor, nothing more. The first half, where we supposedly see "character development," consists of characters engaging in extremely minimal small talk and the rest of the time just staring at each other. I am not kidding. After the tense opening which reveals our main character's secret job (which is familiar to the opening of Transporter), we get nothing for about 40 minutes. Except a lot of pointless scenes.
Drive is about a very good stuntman that doubles as a secret driver at night (Ryan Gosling) who silently falls for his new neighbor (Carey Mulligan) while at the same time gets mixed up in a mob scene (which loosely is a Transporter plot). The first half has all the development, only in the second half is when we see all the action and driving you've been observing in the previews. Based off a novel of the same name, the script must have been easy to write, because it barely has any dialogue while the story is pretty much a mashup of Tarantino-like violence with Transporter-like symptoms.
The movie is so inconsistent, and amongst the small pieces that don't fit together they are all sparkles of what we've seen beforeand what we've seen before has all been superior. The supposed amazing chase sequences? Bourne and Ronin does them better----and to a similar budget extent, The Transporter. The supposed amazing violent tension? I can name dozens of movies that do it better. And the extreme violence that is inconsistent with the theme, tone, pace, and characterization of the first half of this slum? Of course, while it doesn't quite match the plot it's been perfected years upon years ago by Tarantino and even to an extent Robert Rodriguez.
But another big reason why I dislike this film so much is because with Drive, we've seen it all before, and yet the critics will not point this outor choose to avoid it. We've seen these types of movies before (quiet men that has their actions do all the talking), we've seen this type of ultra-action before, and we've seen these stupid attempts at conflicting and blending genres far too many times in the indie and mainstream scene. Drive was originally billed as blockbuster during development so what do they do? Hide the fact that it's the clichéd low-caliber blockbuster that's trying so hard to be a European Tarantino hybrid. They trimmed the dialogue, screen time, and for the Cannes Film Festival nixed the action billing and called it an independent film. They literally were changing the packaging and tone of the movie based off of box office numbers. That's disgusting. They were trying to sway the critics by changing the entire genre.
Bottom Line: Drive, you are a pathetic, pointless, stupid, trite, slow, muggy, grudgy, tasteless, senseless, disposable, forgettable movie with abysmal pacing, abysmal writing, and no sense of direction whatsoever from the first second to the last second I watched before deciding to walk away. You don't know what movie you want to become, as you literally spit yourself through at least three different genres that actually repeal each other like a magnet. You barely clock in at 100 minutes, yet it felt like two hours the first half in. I will not blame the acting, for they had next to nothing to work with. I will not blame the cinematography, which wasn't bad either. I will blame the fact that your crew decided to pretend like your movie was artsy, underground, and indie, when in actuality your movie is this ultraviolent action movie that rears its ugly head long after the audience has fallen asleep through the numbing first half.
Your movie sucks.
This film could be acceptable with the first 10min only, as a
stand-alone short. Otherwise apart from the good photography, the
acting is bad, really bad, no story, and slow, so slow
development...and so pointless and pretentious. poor dialogues, bad
direction. Really bad music, and loud, way too loud. Free violence,
pointless and rough, average effects.
This is not a good film, probably the most overrated movie of all times on IMDb.
I give it a 1/10 for photography, otherwise there is nothing to vote for.
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