2011 Chase of the Year Winner

Drive

9-23-2011Drive

I considered whether this scene could even be called a chase, it was almost more like a cat and mouse stealth/evasion scene that happened to play out in cars rather than on foot, but ultimately I decided that I was over thinking things.  This is at the end of the day a scene where one set of cars is pursuing another, but it is more than that.  The way that Nicholas Winding Refn is able to combine sharp editing, seemingly realistic car physics, and Ryan Gostling’s determined performance really make a truly memorable highlight for Drive which even critics of that movie (like myself) can whole heartedly appreciate.

Next Award: Best Set-Piece

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