Like me and almost everyone else, Indiewire’s Anne Thompson is a big Drive fan, and has posted a very nicely framed YouTube chat with star Ryan Gosling. She’s also included links to various thumbs-up reviews.
My favorite review excerpt is from Movieline‘s Stephanie Zacharek: “Drive [is] an unapologetically commercial picture that defies all the current trends in mainstream action filmmaking. The driving sequences are shot and edited with a surgeon’s clarity and precision, [and] [director Nicholas Winding] Refn doesn’t chop up the action to fool us into thinking it’s more exciting than it is. This is such a simple thing.
“Is it really reason enough to fall in love with a movie? Considering how sick I am of railing against the visual clutter in so many contemporary action movies — even some that are very enjoyable are not particularly well-made — I think it is.”