Drive is an enigma of a film. The story is straight action/thriller. Nicolas Winding Refn’s direction is art-house European/Hollywood. The character’s are one-note with a purpose. The music is offbeat but strangely fitting. It is many genres and none at the same time.
It’s hard to review this film without having seen it in its initial release. Since then, Scarface has been copied, homaged, parodied, and referenced to death. One must wade through all of those additional layers to get back to what the film meant at the time it was released.