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FILM REVIEW: Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)

7.5 out of 10

I love pleasant surprises.

Because for some reason, I went into this movie thinking it was going to be a mindless, unsatisfying action flick. That’s what the trailer made it look like! However, Drive is actually a dark, contemplative film, constantly threaded with suspense even in the film’s most langourous moments. The film might be a bit of an uneven experience, but it is never boring, and its stylized atmosphere is noteworthy in and of itself.

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