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Drive Angry

Nicolas Cage with a bad Art Alexakis mullet, playing a killer who escapes from hell. Deranged cultists wielding objects that are blunt, sharp and explosive (sometimes all three). A badass ’69 Charger, dismemberment, explosions, vulgarity, impalement, rampant nudity, fist fights, fire fights, knife fights, cat fights, naked cat fights. Amber Heard’s ass. Amber Heard's ass in slick 3-D. So how is it that the knuckle-dragging adrenaline-fest Drive Angry isn’t the greatest fucking movie of all time? For starters, it’s never fun to watch someone cash a paycheck, no matter how many bodies he fells on his way to the ATM. Drive Angry should be a riot for the maniacal Cage, a chance to make his Bad Lieutenant junkie seem like Fred Rogers. Instead, he hardly seems awake, even during a scene where he engages in a gunfight without pulling out of the skanky truckstop hooker he’s banging. Director Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3D) believes all it takes to craft a good grindhouse throwback is grainy film stock and lots of blood and skin. He’s so enamored with the sheer volume of trash he tosses at the screen that he forgets to be fun or clever in the process (maybe he should have texted Machete for advice).  The only thing Drive Angry really shows us is what a bunch of witless meatheads can do when they have a bunch of guns, explosives, naked chicks, $50 million and a 3D camera.
 
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Running Time: 104 minutes
  • Release Date: Friday, February 25, 2011
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Grisly Images, Nudity, Pervasive Language, Some Graphic Sexual Content, Strong Brutal Violence ]
  • Critic's Score: 42
  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse
  • Directed by: Patrick Lussier [Director], Todd Farmer [Screenwriter], Patrick Lussier [Screenwriter]
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