Movie Review_ Driven (2001)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration. For this reason and many more, (Name of the Blog) continues showing our love for movies with another movie review. This week we review and highlight; Driven (2001). The review includes a synopsis and a basic story line. (Name of the Blog) ends this movie review with some Hollywood facts and statistics.

Driven (2001) is an action, drama and sport movie that was released on April 27th, 2001. It is rated PG-13 and it is 1 hour and 56 minutes long. This movie was directed by Renny Harlin.

The writers were Jan Skrentny, Neal Tabachnick and Sylvester Stallone. The list of the ten most important cast members is as follows:

  •           Sylvester Stallone (Joe Tanto)
  •           Burt Reynolds (Carl Henry)
  •           Kip Pardue (Jimmy Bly)
  •           Stacy Edwards (Lucretia Clan)
  •           Til Schweiger (Beau Brandenburg)
  •           Gina Gershon (Cathy Heguy)
  •           Estella Warren (Sophia Simone)
  •           Christian De La Fuente (Memo Heguy)
  •           Brent Briscoe (Crusher)
  •           Robert Sean Leonard (Demille Bly)

The synopsis follows. Driven (2001) is a sport movie that is packed with action and drama. This film masterfully captures the stress, rigors and love knots that are the life of a professional race car driver. This Formula 1 inspired race car story is eloquently directed by Renny Harlin. The music soundtrack adds clever sparkles to an entertainment gem. The writers contribute greatly with witty exchanges of dialogue. dragon-marked war god The cinematography delivers with exceptional racing scenes. There is also a slight documentary feel to this movie. Overall, this movie has to be considered a favorite for a cold rainy day. Driven (2001) earns a rating of 9 out of 10.


The story line follows. Brandenburg is the defending champion and Bly is the star rookie. The race car season is shaping out to be a back and forth between Brandenburg and Bly. Joe Tanto is a retired driver that is brought back to race as Jimmy Bly’s teammate. Bly’s current teammate, Memo, is placed on reserve. The romantic twist is that Brandenburg’s ex-fiancé becomes Jimmy Bly’s new girlfriend. Tanto is also tied in his own romantic knot, being that his ex-wife is Memo’s wife. Memo is the driver that Tanto replaced, but, Memo still sees Tanto as a friend. Tanto is also asked to mentor Jimmy Bly and that shapes their interaction. Lucretia is a reporter that is granted access to the race car team. Tanto and his ex-wife do interact with each other. They also have interesting exchanges that adds to the movie. Demille is Jimmy Bly’s brother and manager. jiang ye light novel Demille begins to have different ideas about the direction of Jimmy’s career. As the season is coming to an end, Brandenburg starts to re-think his decision to end his engagement to Sophia. Bly crashes against the wall in Japan and the leadership of the race car team starts to distrust him. During a formal dinner event, Bly and Brandenburg have an altercation over Sophia. After the altercation, Brandenburg gives Sophia her engagement ring back to her. Sophia accepts. In Germany, Tanto is placed on reserve and Memo is brought back to race.



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