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"Drive" is Film Noir on an action budget. - CinemaDave

Sep. 14th, 2011 04:31 pm "Drive" is Film Noir on an action budget.

For those seeking a quick flick, **Drive** opens this weekend. Ryan Gosling portrays a stuntman who moonlights as a get-away-car-driver. For years Gosling has worked in partnership with Ryan Cranston, who has ties with organized crime figures Albert Brooks and Ron Perelman. When one caper goes astray, Gosling becomes the surrogate husband to Carey Mulligan.

While **Drive** contains some great stunts and action scenes, this flick is more like a Film Noir drama. Gosing gives a deadpan performance similar to what Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum and Steve McQueen would have provided in their day. The best, most surprising performance comes from Albert Brooks, the goofy comedian sinks his teeth into a monstrous role of a capo de capo. **Drive** is off-road fun as a Saturday matinee.

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