• Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking, cigarette smoking, discussion of drug use.
  • Language/Profanity: F--k is the film’s expletive of choice, plus there are racial epithets and uses of the Lord’s name in vain.
  • Sex/Nudity: Driver is spending a lot of time with Irene, who happens to be married. They don’t have sex, but are shown holding hands and being affectionate with each other while her husband wraps up his prison sentence. In one scene, Driver takes down the enemy in front of a group of topless exotic dancers (their breasts are in full view).
  • Violence: Not only is the violence “strong” and “brutal,” but it’s got major surprise factor whenever it shows up. All the people who die in Drive do so in spectacularly bloody fashion, whether it’s by having a nail pounded into their cranium, enduring many, many gunshots, strangulation, a multi-car pile-up, explosions or drowning. We also see the head roll of a woman who’s shot (with blood spurting out from all sides). A young boy sees his father get beat up by a bunch of thugs. 

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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