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We’ve been fans of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn ever since we watched The Pusher trilogy, for those of you who have been fortunate enough to see those three films then you’ll understand why we get excited when this man makes a movie. Driver stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks and Albert Brooks and looks like a throwback to the golden age of 70s cinema, with Gosling, (judging by the trailer) turning in a Steve MacQueenesque performance.
The plot is simple: Hollywood stuntman moonlights as getaway driver, heist he is hired for goes wrong, mob boss puts contract out for him. Couldn’t be any simpler, this is why movies are made, basic premises that gradually ratchet up the tension in a realistic and grounded fashion that draws the viewer in and doesn’t let them go until the end credits…or it could be shite!