Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Crime, coke, cursing in cautionary car mogul tale.

R 2019 108 minutes

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Driven - The Overdrive Slows it Down Badly

While the subject is basically interesting the screenplay and direction for this treatment leave much to be desired. The fact alone, that almost all characters involved are unlikeable will put it at odds with many audiences. Then, trying to squeeze some worthy personality elements from egotistical mainstream conmen (auto magnate John DeLorean, etc) and small-time boy-next-door drug runner (John Hoffman) is a stretch anyway. Performances are mostly on the mark but the potty-mouthed crude dialogue is often overdone and unnecessary. The cars are cool and the production is agreeable but it often feels too far removed from its factual background to remain engaging, and somehow, the pacing makes the whole thing seem much longer than it actually is – this makes for not a good feel.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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