Drive

Drive ★★★★★

Still the full package. Style, suspense, a fantastic soundtrack, fascinating cinematography, action, heart, atmosphere, a streamlined and satisfying story, rhythmically choreographed violence, and, yes, a lead character with rich emotional depth. It's there if you look for it, mostly in Gosling's eyes, which reveal the ocean of feeling beneath the cold exterior, and the barest hints of a past that is probably scarier than we'd like to know about.

And I didn't even mention how important Albert Brooks, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Perlman are to the film's effectiveness.

Still my favorite film that was released in 2011.

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