Drama / Action / Crime
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Running time: 100 mins Released: 23rd September 2011
Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt performer known only as Driver in this noir-ish thriller from the director of 'Bronson'. Driver is taciturn and calm under pressure, which comes in useful as he moonlights as a getaway driver for shadowy criminals. He has a firm set of rules to prevent himself from going too far on the wrong side of the law, but fate conspires against him when he meets Irene (Carey Mulligan), a sweet girl who has been drawn into danger by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). When an attempt to help Standard pay off his protection money goes wrong, a syndicate of criminals come after Irene and her young son. Driver is forced to abandon his code and use his impressive skills to ward off any threats as events spiral out of control. Rounding out a strong cast are Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston.