2011 Action/Adventure

Director Nicolas Winding Refn (The Pusher Trilogy, Bronson) teams with screenwriter Hossein Amini to adapt author James Sallis' novel about a lone-wolf Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a criminal getaway driver. When the lightning-fast wheelman (Ryan Gosling) incurs the wrath of L.A.'s most dangerous criminal (Albert Brooks), the only way out of the mess is to put the pedal to the metal. Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Perlman co-star.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan,Albert Brooks,Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks


  • A brilliant piece of nasty business that races on a B-movie track until it switches to the dizzying fuel of undiluted creativity. Damn, it's good. You can get buzzed just from the fumes coming off this wild thing.

    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

    26 April 2013

  • Few actors working today could make emotional sense of such a protean character, but Ryan Gosling does so with calm authority. He's a formidable presence in a film that grabs your gaze and won't let go except for moments when you can't help but look away.

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    26 April 2013

  • Drive not only met my hopes; it charged way over the speed limit, partly because it's an unapologetically commercial picture that defies all the current trends in mainstream action filmmaking.

    Stephanie Zacharek - Movieline

    26 April 2013

  • The look is artfully stylized, influenced by classic film noir; the mood is dark; the performances nuanced; and the story unnervingly exciting.

    Claudia Puig - USA Today

    26 April 2013

  • The movie has you from its nearly wordless opening sequence.

    Wesley Morris - The Boston Globe

    26 April 2013


  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing

    Academy Awards (2012)

  • Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)

    Amanda Awards, Norway (2012)

  • Contemporary Film

    Art Directors Guild (2012)

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    Austin Film Critics Association (2011)

  • Best Direction

    Australian Film Institute (2012)