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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Ryan Gosling
Carey Mulligan
Christina Hendricks
Ron Perlman
Directors
Nicolas Winding Refn
Screenwriters
Hossein Amini
Running Time
100 minutes

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Plot
By day, ‘Driver’ (Gosling) is a Hollywood stunt man, but by night he makes his real money in the criminal underworld as a top-flight getaway driver. When pretty but very married next-door neighbour Irene (Mulligan) is menaced by hoods, he steps in to protect her and her little boy, only to find himself in an escalating conflict between the local thugs and the Mafia.


Verdict
Oh alright, it ain’t Shane. But it is about as much shamelessly disreputable, stylish, ultra-violent fun you’re going to have at the movies this year.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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