Driven

critic Reviews

61% Fresh Tomatometer Score61%
  • Compelling performances from an outstanding cast help Driven take audiences on an enjoyably stranger-than-fiction joyride.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Amelia HarveyFrame Rated
    Driven skirts over the facts in order to offer audiences a light-hearted dramedy reminiscent of American Hustle (2013).
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    It won't have much cinematic impact...but I quite enjoyed it, even though it's spectacularly wiggy.
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    Jamie EastThe Sun (UK)
    There's a really good story in there, but the makers chose to focus on all the wrong parts.
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    Stephen CartyRadio Times
    It all adds up to a fun and entertaining ride.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    It's a twisty, crazy story that would be hard to believe if it didn't really happen. British filmmakers Nick Hamm and Colin Bateman never quite make it feel like a California story, but they give the film a terrific disco vibe.
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    Well-acted and well-made by British director Nick Hamm, although with familiar elements.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Sudeikis, alas, is no Cruise and his screen persona is too lightweight to inject the film with genuine empathy or to make it anything other than a disposable teaser for the deeper, darker DeLorean drama that will inevitably follow.
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    Brian VinerDaily Mail (UK)
    Unfortunately, the film's jaunty, comedic tone too often backfires, not helped by Sudeikis, who doesn't seem sure whether he is playing for laughs or not.
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    James BartlettFilm Ireland Magazine
    The comic tone sits rather uneasily with this limited drama, and you wonder if going more blackly comic might have made this more engaging. As it is, this is mildly entertaining but largely forgettable.
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    Tim HayesSight and Sound
    The film gives Pace a blank canvas on which to deploy more screen presence than everyone else combined, often just by directing a deep gaze in the general direction of the camera.
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