Parents' Guide to

Drive (2019)

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Trite action movie has mild language, product placement.

Movie NR 2019 119 minutes
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This movie trite as trite gets. It's fitting that the title of this movie is Drive, as there are already, according to IMDb, at least 80 movies, shorts, and television programs with the same name. The 2019 Drive resorts to bad CGI to try and copy the high-speed sportscar street races and chases of The Fast and Furious franchise, and all the stylistic razzmatazz of any heist movie of the last 20 years. It's an overlong and confusing mess of a movie, chock full of cliched characters, most of whom seem only motivated to win illegal streetcar races, steal gold, and overuse their selfie sticks during lost weekend montages.

Indeed, none of the characters are remotely likable or interesting enough to care if they succeed on their caper or not. The chemistry between the leads falls as flat as the plot twists. By the time we learn who the real "King" is, there's more relief that the movie is over than any satisfaction over "the big reveal." Furthermore, the obnoxious product placement of a Mumbai sports car concern throughout the movie is rivaled only by what McDonald's went for in the '80s anti-classic, Mac and Me. Drive is definitely on the "waste of time" part of the spectrum of Netflix's "kitchen sink" international movie production.

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