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Ryan O'Neal drives the getaway car for his buddies' robberies. Bruce Dern is determined to catch him.
A tres cool mix of noirish grit and slam-bang action this caper film from director Walter Hill (48 Hrs, The Warriors) is required viewing for car-chase fanatics and devotees of '70s cinema. Ryan O'Neal and Bruce Dern are terrific as opposite sides of the law: respectively, a supernaturally skilled getaway car driver, and the dogged detective who's pursued him at the expense of all else. For his second feature film, Hill keeps dialogue and character development at bare-bones level (the characters are named after their primary function: O'Neal is the Driver, the stunning Isabelle Adjani is the Connection) and focuses on mood, tone, and, above all, some of the most stunning automotive action captured on film. The DVD offers widescreen and fullscreen versions of the film; unfortunately, a number of scenes cut from the theatrical release, including a prologue featured in The Driver's TV prints, were not included in this long-awaited DVD release. --Paul Gaita --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It gets three stars for (mostly) the car chases and the quality of menace that O'Neal manages to put into the two unaccented words "Go Home". Read morePublished on May 12 2001 by Fairportfan
This is a true piece of american noir. It seems like a diverting little car chase movie the first time you see it, but O'Neil's stoic, nihilistic getaway driver has a way of... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2001 by Douglas R. Williams
Amazing-and to this day a film that is not loved as much as it should be. Ryan O'Neal is great as the driver-a nearly silent Hawksian professional getaway driver. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2000 by "skipmccoy"
HEY, IT'S HWANG BLACK FROM THE DEATHSQUAD AND HWANG SAYS "THE DRIVER" WITH ONE OF THE BEST INDIE ACTORS EVER, BRUCE DERN IS A REAL GOOD CHASE FLIK. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2000 by "deathsquad"
This has to be one of the greatest films ever. A movie stripped down to the bare essentials. Simply the story of two obssesed guys who go head to head, one a an ice cool getaway... Read morePublished on Dec 22 1999 by Jagdev