The Driver (1978)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective.


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  • Isabelle Adjani in The Driver (1978)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Bruce Dern in The Driver (1978)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Ryan O'Neal in The Driver (1978)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Walter Hill in The Driver (1978)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Bruce Dern in The Driver (1978)
  • Isabelle Adjani and Bruce Dern in The Driver (1978)

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4 November 2005 | ccthemovieman-1
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| No Names Please!
There is no baloney in this surprisingly good movie (it's not well-known). It also sports a real oddity: no one's name is mentioned in the entire film! Try to think of any other film you've ever seen where this is the case.

Why 'The Driver" is not better known is a mystery since the director (Walter Hill) and main actors (Ryan O'Neal and Bruce Dern) are well-known entities.

Maybe because Ryan, who people think of more as the likable male in the immensely popular "Love Story," "Paper Moon" and "Barry Lyndon" plays against type, playing an ultra-serious criminal. Make no mistake: he does it well. He is a man of few words in this movie and he handles that in a fascinating manner. Dern is always interesting. Isabelle Adjani, more famous as a French actress, is nice to ogle and she, too, doesn't say much in this film.

The rest of the characters in this "neo noir" are a bunch of nasties, giving that edgy feel.

If you like film noir and particularly if you like car-chase scenes, well, this movie is must-have, because there are several intense chase scenes in here and they are long. They're also well-photographed, fun to watch and certainly keep your attention.

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