Review | Drive

Credit: Richard Foreman Jr

Opens Friday 9/16

Us Rating: **

This ultraviolent drama is too stylized for its own good. Ryan Gosling, in all his tormented glory, plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway wheelman. After a heist goes wrong, he must defend himself -- and his doe-eyed neighbor (Carey Mulligan, looking perpetually concerned) -- from gangsters. Prepare for extended driving sequences set to moody music, as well as long, dramatic pauses punctuated only by the sound of gunshots. A joyride it isn't.