Jake_The_Snake’s review published on Letterboxd:
Drive is a masterpiece. Every time I see this film, I like it even more. The cast is excellent. Ryan Gosling is fantastic in a role that, had it been played by someone else, wouldn't have been the same. Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston are both incredible as always. Oscar Isaac and Christina Hendricks are very good. Ron Perlman steals scenes as only he can. He clearly comes from the Joe Pesci school of thugs. Albert Brooks probably gives the best performance in the film. He steals every scene he's in. I still think Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks should've been nominated for Oscars, not that they matter really. This film was able to introduce me to a whole new style of films. Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the best directors working today IMO. The way he meticulously composes every shot is astonishing. My personal favorite part of the film is the elevator scene. With no dialogue, this scene is the definition of visual storytelling. If you haven't seen Drive, do yourself a favor and see it immediately.