Drive ★★★★½

DRIVE (2011)
"A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor"

This is why I love movies!
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn's Los Angeles-set action drama Drive hits almost all the right notes: an intoxicating dreamlike setting, a well-paced story, likeable characters, a plot that isn't too simple or too clever (it's justtttt right!), a cast of astounding actors, well-timed examples of brutal violence dished out, and an amazing soundtrack. Seriously, Kavinsky's "Nightcall" is a fantastic display of a great song synced into a movie that is entirely serviceable. People often compare this to a Tarantino flick but I don't know: I find movies like this and Baby Driver (2017) should get their own subgenre.
Some of the love elements grow tedious for me but otherwise Drive is the type of film you'd catch at midnight, then go night cruising in your car with the windows down, the wind rushing by, and some awesome music playing in the background!

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