Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night in this gory crime thriller that won Best Direction in Cannes.
This is one more of those films where the story is too short to fill in the 90 minutes required so they do a lot of shots of the main protagonist's face just driving somewhere. It was a bit irritating at first but once I was captured by the story, it didn't bother me much anymore and I just went with it.
The story is a bit thin, the bloody scenes are quite gory, and I'm not sure that Ryan Gosling gave us enough to have us believe he'd go to so much trouble for a woman and her son. But I'm glad I saw it and would recommend it as a genre film -- whatever that means.