What do you guys think of the movie Drive? (2011)

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#1 OG_LIP
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I personally thought it was great. It was fresh, and I felt it was well done. I do see though why this movie is polarizing.. It seems you either like it or you don't. What did you guys think? The first time I watched I though it was a great movie.. Then I watched it again and caught everything I missed, and realized how well made it was.. I loved the decision to use body language for character development.. but that's just me.

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#2 spazzx625
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Loved it. My favorite of 2011, actually.
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#3 OG_LIP
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Loved it. My favorite of 2011, actually.spazzx625
Some people I've talked to thought it was the worst movie of 2011.. Though I think most of them were expecting an action movie from the trailers.
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#6 spazzx625
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[QUOTE="spazzx625"]Loved it. My favorite of 2011, actually.OG_LIP
Some people I've talked to thought it was the worst movie of 2011.. Though I think most of them were expecting an action movie from the trailers.

People don't like movies that make them think.
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#7 OG_LIP
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Oh. You changed it. Got me!

Haven't seen that one.

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You reminded how vague the title was, so I though it would be a good idea.
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Loved it. My favorite of 2011, actually.spazzx625
same
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#9 raven_squad
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I liked it. Some really good ideas and I loved the color palette, but it didn't blow me away. I pretty much hated the soundtrack as it was used in the film, too.
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#10 OG_LIP
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I liked it. Some really good ideas and I loved the color palette, but it didn't blow me away. I pretty much hated the soundtrack as it was used in the film, too.raven_squad
Why did you hate the soundtrack? I thought it was perfect.
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#11 Planeforger
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[QUOTE="spazzx625"]Loved it. My favorite of 2011, actually.McJugga
same

Agreed. It's just as good the second time around, too.

A simple story done very well, with this bizarre existential 80s vibe to it. What's not to like?

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#12 raven_squad
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[QUOTE="OG_LIP"] Why did you hate the soundtrack? I thought it was perfect.

It just killed the mood for me a few times. I didn't think it fit well. The use of A Real Hero at the end was especially cheesy to me. I did like the music itself though. I often see people complaining about the sudden change in tone with the outbursts of violence, but that was actually one of my favorite aspects of it. :P
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#13 OG_LIP
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[QUOTE="raven_squad"][QUOTE="OG_LIP"] Why did you hate the soundtrack? I thought it was perfect.

It just killed the mood for me a few times. I didn't think it fit well. The use of A Real Hero at the end was especially cheesy to me. I did like the music itself though. I often see people complaining about the sudden change in tone with the outbursts of violence, but that was actually one of my favorite aspects of it. :P

I found A Real Hero to work because of the lyrics.. It actually fit the situation very well.. to me anyways.. It's a different soundtrack that's for sure.
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9/10
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#15 lazerface216
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funny you bring that up, i just saw it this past weekend for the first time. i loved it, the soundtrack is amazing as well.

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7/10
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7/10SteverXIII
Your sig sucks.
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[QUOTE="SteverXIII"]7/10OG_LIP
Your sig sucks.

So is your avatar
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#19 OG_LIP
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[QUOTE="OG_LIP"][QUOTE="SteverXIII"]7/10SteverXIII
Your sig sucks.

So is your avatar

Nope.
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#20 freedomfreak
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It was in my top 3.

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#21 sammyjenkis898
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I like it a lot. I have some problems with it, but nothing too major.

Not my favorite of 2011 - or in my top five, for that matter - but it's definitely one of the better films from 2011.

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#22 dommeus
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Yeah it was good. Awesome how they completely change the mood and tone of the movie half way through.

However I wasn't a massive fan of the overly long pauses between Gosling and Mulligan. It seemed totally un natural, no matter what its purpose was.

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#23 aaronmullan
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Second favourite of 2011. Such an amazing film.
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#24 SteverXIII
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However I wasn't a massive fan of the overly long pauses between Gosling and Mulligan. It seemed totally un natural, no matter what its purpose was.dommeus
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It was simply brilliant. I can't get that elevator scene out of my head; it was done to perfection.
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#26 shadowkiller11
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[QUOTE="McJugga"][QUOTE="spazzx625"]Loved it. My favorite of 2011, actually.Planeforger

same

Agreed. It's just as good the second time around, too.

A simple story done very well, with this bizarre existential 80s vibe to it. What's not to like?

This in a nutshell the core plot is very simple and the fact it was able to hold its own and actually succeed far beyond that is something I applaud. Great movie though I originally thought Daniel Craig was in it because I only glimpsed at the poster and thought it was him.
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#27 shadowkiller11
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[QUOTE="dommeus"]However I wasn't a massive fan of the overly long pauses between Gosling and Mulligan. It seemed totally un natural, no matter what its purpose was.SteverXIII

[spoiler]  [/spoiler]

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#28 RedEyedMonster8
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Second favourite of 2011. Such an amazing film.aaronmullan

What was your favorite film of 2011 then? Just curious.

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#29 Fightingfan
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I liked it, but I felt it lacked in character development.
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#30 Swanogt19
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Different. Saw it in theaters when it first came out. Would like to have another viewing to get form a better opinion.
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#31 campzor
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seems interesting (whilst at the same time doesnt look like it does anything new) but want to go see it
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#32 Sharpie125
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seems interesting (whilst at the same time doesnt look like it does anything new) but want to go see itcampzor

Sorry, but you'd be wrong :P. Not doing anything new is reserved for crap CGI-fest action movies. Drive is probably the freshest take on the genre in the past few years, and it's not even an "action movie".

You could say it's a bad movie and that's totally cool with me, but calling it unoriginal (as opposed to what?) is not right, man.

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#33 campzor
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[QUOTE="campzor"]seems interesting (whilst at the same time doesnt look like it does anything new) but want to go see itSharpie125

Sorry, but you'd be wrong :P. Not doing anything new is reserved for crap CGI-fest action movies. Drive is probably the freshest take on the genre in the past few years, and it's not even an "action movie".

You could say it's a bad movie and that's totally cool with me, but calling it unoriginal (as opposed to what?) is not right, man.

just going by the trailer which i have seen.
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#35 sukraj
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I haven't seen it.

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#36 iloverikku11
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Amazing.

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#37 Animatronic64
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I think it could have used less music. At times it felt like a damn music video more than a film, but it's good. 8/10

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#38 ninjastar
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Yeah it was good. Awesome how they completely change the mood and tone of the movie half way through.

However I wasn't a massive fan of the overly long pauses between Gosling and Mulligan. It seemed totally un natural, no matter what its purpose was.

dommeus

I read that the actors decided to do that. They felt it added to the mood of the movie. I really liked this movie though. 8/10

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#39 shadowkiller11
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[QUOTE="dommeus"]

Yeah it was good. Awesome how they completely change the mood and tone of the movie half way through.

However I wasn't a massive fan of the overly long pauses between Gosling and Mulligan. It seemed totally un natural, no matter what its purpose was.

ninjastar

I read that the actors decided to do that. They felt it added to the mood of the movie. I really liked this movie though. 8/10

The director wanted the characters to be very ambiguous and wanted the love interest to be whimsical and innocent like a Disney movie in the first half, the characters really pulled it off though.
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#40 biggest_loser
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6/10 - beautifully edited and photographed but at its core its only comfortable with being cool and styIish. There is nothing deep in that movie and frankly the ultra violence is just there as shock value. The first half of the movie was really beautifully understated but that second half was just a purposeless bloodbath.
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#41 flazzle
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You know, it didn't really have the effect on me that it did others and I wish it did.

Maybe it was just overhyped for me.

Also, I saw 'The Horseman' which was a foreign film a bit similar, which I liked tremondously. I recommend it.

Maybe I need to see it again but I just didn't get out of it what others did.