Drive is a movie quite different to what I was expecting. Watching the trailer on tv and given the title, it suggests the movie is a car movie, or maybe a road movie but really its more of a stylish, crime/romance noir.

There are some car scenes in the movie but really the cars are neither spotlighted or particularly worth watching the movie for. The whole cinematic experience is more undertone, dark, violent and tragic.

I really enjoyed this movie but not for the reasons I thought I would. It’s slow pace might throw you off if you’re expecting otherwise but the action builds in a strangely subtle way, never quite rising above the moody music and powerful moments of unspoken dialogue, which leaves some thick atmosphere to feel rather than hear.