Thursday, 11 August 2016

--/08/16 The Driver (1978)

When this was released critics described it as slow moving and pretentious. They had obviously never seen any other film made in the 1970s.

It's not slow moving and it's not pretentious. If anything, it's the opposite, the plot is small, easily understood and linear. The performances are good. The plot moves briskly and has few shallow moments.

And, if nothing else, the lightly customised Chevrolet stepside truck that Ryan O'Neill drives in the final third gave me the raging horn.

Well, a decent semi at least.



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