‘Drive’ DVD Review

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on February 3, 2012
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Drive
Blu-ray Combo Pack ($30.99)

Ryan Gosling is top-notch in this crime drama as a loner Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for hire. Carey Mulligan plays his new neighbor, a young mother, who triggers his involvement in a botched job that threatens both their lives. But the real revelation here is comedian Albert Brooks as a very bad, very un-funny gangster who’ll do anything to protect his crooked business interests. The spasms of bloody violence may test the mettle of some viewers, but the gripping story and the powerhouse performances pack a gutsy, visceral punch lacking in most other mainstream Hollywood movies last year. Bonus materials include four behind-the-scenes documentaries.

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