A Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that his life is in danger when a heist goes wrong.
"I drive for you, you get your money. That's a guarantee. Tell me where we start, where we're going and where we're going afterwards, I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that 5 minutes and I'm yours, no matter what. Anything a minute either side of that and you're on your own. I don't sit in while you're running it down. I don't carry a gun. I drive."
What to say about this movie, I didn't know what to expect and even now I don't know what I really feel about this movie. Nearly the first half is a slow stroll through neon lights, moody looks, his (Ryan Gosling) day and night job but done with real detail on lighting, scenery and affection with a next door neighbour and her kid (nicely done but out of character?).
The second half is another movie with his employer (Bryan Cranston, good and sleazy) at a garage who dreams of a race team with our hero getting involved with the wrong people again you'll understand when you see him (Albert Brooks who is brilliant and Ron Perlman who for once is lost in his role), our hero agrees to help his neighbours husband who is just out of prison and owes the wrong people money so right out of character he gets involved in a heist which is already been screwed up by others (his employers old friends) and then the second half of the movie is a violent road crash that heads to an ending which nobody wants but you know is coming.
It's still a watchable movie, very well shot, the action (the movie was mentioned for the violence being very graphic and it is but that's what really happens to the human body) what there is good (Albert Brooks and his love of blades is shocking and disturbing especially in one scene) and for once because the pace is quite slow at times the music and lyrics made sense and were well chosen and that worried me.