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Feature, 2011 Mark Platt Productions for Universal Pictures Director Nicolas Winding Refn Writer Hossein Amini Starring Ryan Gosling & Carey Mulligan

Film adaptation of James Salliss' novel about a Hollywood stunt driver who also works as a getaway driver at night. When a heist goes wrong, a contract is put on his head and his survival skills are tested to their limits.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, the film was released in the UK on 23rd September. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and BIFA 2011 Best Foreign Independent Film.


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David Edwards The Daily Mirror

Drive feels like some kind of masterpiece-(Hossein Amini's script, from a spare 2005 crime novel by James Sallis, should be required reading for aspiring screenwriters.)

Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

Buckle up; it's quite a ride.

Xan Brooks The Guardian

a brutal, tender and outrageous genre mash-up

Simon Reynolds Digital Spy

Drive is superior on every level...a blood-pumping thrill ride of a movie

Wendy Ide The Times

Slickly compelling, beautifully crafted and so damn shiny

Tom Huddleston Time Out