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Mixed or average reviews- based on 131 Ratings

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  • Summary: Milton is a hardened felon who has broken out for one last chance at redemption. Hell bent on stopping a vicious cult of fanatics who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice his infant granddaughter beneath a full moon. Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits in order to save his last connection with humanity. (Summit Entertainment) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 28, 2011
    75
    The appeal of Drive Angry is much the same as that of "Piranha": a willingness to revel in absurdity to the degree where the exhilaration is infectious.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Feb 25, 2011
    70
    Despite amply funded f/x, including some spectacular muscle-car stunts, the movie motors to the grindhouse with squealing tires and guitars, gratuitous nudity and gore, and a scantily clad greasy-spoon waitress endearingly played by Amber Heard.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Feb 26, 2011
    60
    Almost as bad as we want it to be, which is to say, it straddles the line between campy and legit without winning over either audience.
  4. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Feb 25, 2011
    50
    Strictly for the midnight-movie crowd, Drive Angry serves up a non-stop stream of female nudity, flying body parts, gun battles and smart-alecky dialogue.
  5. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Feb 25, 2011
    50
    Here is an exercise in deliberate vulgarity, gross excess, and the pornography of violence, not to forget garden variety pornography. You get your money's worth.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 25, 2011
    40
    We've seen Nicolas Cage when he's angry-and we like him when he's angry. So why does this painfully loud revenge movie skimp on the Cage rage?
  7. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Feb 26, 2011
    25
    Drive Angry is something new for Cage - a movie that feels like it's straight FROM cable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 12 out of 35
  1. Feb 28, 2011
    10
    Metacritic really needs to take a look at all those critic ratings they've listed as "50s" as they read more like "70s." This is a funny action picture that delivers. That's what all those critics are saying. They're not dissing it for miss the mark as a semi-satirical spin through '60s drive-in and/or grindhouse type fare. It's lewd, crude and it moves like gangbusters, with babes, muscle cars and lots of bizarre gratuitous violence and Satanist villains to boot! Terrific propulsive and plugged-in performances by Cage, Heard, Fichtner and Morse. It's a shame this film got dumped by the distributor but it will rock in home video as word of mouth will be super-strong for this super-wrong movie that gets just about everything, including the 3D, raucously and rudely, righteously and rawly right! Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2011
    10
    By far, the best and most faithful of the recent grindhouse throwbacks. Great performances (especially by William Fichtner, who steals this film with his brilliant portrayal of The Accountant) back a hilarious and exciting homage to the drive-in exploitation films of the '70s. Destined to become a cult classic. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2012
    9
    Unlike others, I think the movie was very beautiful!
    Well of course there are problems, but overall it was satisfactory.
    I like this movie,
    I like Nicolas Cage and I love Milton!!! Expand
  4. May 1, 2013
    5
    A B-movie that has some fun moments, but not enough to recommend this film. Nicholas Cage does a good job at camping it up but a sub par script haunts this movie Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    4
    the film starts very well and until the first half, goes forward very good. but suddenly metaphysics and guardians of hell and supernatural phenomenon enter the movie. this thing have nothing to do with a parody. a parody must not take itself serious and want to say big things; like the first half of this movie. Expand
  6. May 29, 2011
    3
    This movie is ludicrous. Cage is slipping, as are his latest offerings. The entire premise of this movie is completely unbelievable yet is it presented as though it is quite normal. Expand
  7. Jun 3, 2011
    0
    This is probably the worst film (if you must call it that) i've ever seen. DO NOT! waste your time and money on this piece of sh!t !!! Can't believe the hign reting from the "critics" (yes, 44/100 is very very hi for this junk, it should be somewhere between 0 and 0.0001) Expand

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