RELEASE DATE: 31/05/2012
RUN TIME: 1HR 36MIN
|DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO|
On the run after stealing $4 million from a crime boss, Driver (Mel Gibson) crash lands across the border into Mexico and is swiftly thrown into a prison described as “the world’s shittiest mall”. Pretty much like a small village including locals and families, guns, drugs and prostitutes are all lined up in store fronts. There’s real estate, a casino, eateries and of course the insider running the whole show from high above. Driver uses his smarts, wits and fearlessness to make the system work for him until he runs into a 10-year-old boy with just as much brains and guts as him. But the kid has a little something else that money can’t buy... and then the story gets a little more complicated from there.
Gibson is well and truly back in his element.
The unique setting for this action caper is the key to the success of the film. It’s like nothing the big screen has seen before, opening up the story to characters and rules with no preconceived ideas, making everything shiny, new and utterly exciting.
Gibson is well and truly back in his element. He's smart and sexy with a checkered past and that I-know-something-you-don’t-know look about him that is so grossly appealing. The film displays seriousness and silliness as well as everything in between, and is one hell of a ride.
The stakes are high, the action is original and the dialogue is fun and smart, all set against a completely unique backdrop that is all too engaging. Definitely one for the boys and those who just love a good Mel Gibson caper.