01 Nov '11, 9pm

Movie review: Drive (M18, 100 min) - TODAYonline

Don't believe the movie poster or its tagline. As much as it seems to suggest otherwise, Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive is not a cheesy heist movie promising some flashy getaway car-driving from leading man-of-the-moment Ryan Gosling. Nor is there a showcase of those "photoshopped" abs. Okay, it's that - but so much more. Based on the book by James Sallis, and brought to the silver screen via Refn's pulpy sensibilities, Drive is a throwback to the stripped down, existential, uber-violent action flicks of the late '70s and early '80s. Or an homage - or blatant rip-off, depending which side of the fence you're on - to Walter Hill's classic 1978 neo-noir movie The Driver. The terse taciturn protagonist here (Gosling) is a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver and mechanic. One can see why Refn won Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival...

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