• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 15, 2007
Season #: 3, 2, 1
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27

Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    Sunday's two-hour premiere does a solid job of introducing an intriguing, if not exactly convincing, story and some appealing actors.
  2. With some fine-tuning and bolder steering, Drive could be one souped-up storytelling machine.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    75
    This is Amazing Race of the damned, with something of the open-ended, Pandora's-box mystery of Lost, and it has the potential for out-there adventure. [23 Apr 2007, p.37]
  4. 70
    The kind of well-made brain candy that nearly demands that you watch it with a bowl of popcorn.
  5. 70
    Drive quickly asserts itself as an enjoyably diverting peel-out — brainless but not stupid, a well-stirred conspiracy/action mixture in keeping with Fox’s no-seat-belts hits 24 and Prison Break.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    Drive is an audacious, exhilarating enough concept, and its pace and writing snappy enough, to make you want to believe.
  7. This is TV sugar with an IQ and a pulse -- clever, revved-up, often funny, sometimes devastating.
  8. 70
    With enough intrigue for a spy thriller and enough careening car chases to satisfy the most deranged Fast and Furious cultists, it's an action series that engages your brain as well as your clutch foot.
  9. 63
    All in all, brainless fun.
  10. "Drive" is at once exasperating and mesmerizing, utterly ridiculous if you read too much into it but utterly beguiling on its face.
  11. The Sunday premiere has a nice mix of thrills, comedy and pathos, but is there a show here?
  12. There's just enough punch to it that you'll want to stick around for Hour Two.
  13. Much of "Drive" is unabashedly derivative.... Much of it is also unbelievable... But two episodes in, it doesn't really matter.
  14. It's TV for a generation of attention deficit disordered kids.
  15. The first hour left me a bit cold, but the second, which arrived yesterday, filled in enough of the blanks to take me as far as Monday.
  16. 50
    As fast-paced as it is preposterous.
  17. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    50
    "Drive" is less the sort of textured character study we've come to expect than an action-packed joy ride. That's not to say you won't wanna hop in. But it's hardly a journey you've gotta take.
  18. 50
    With too many hints of recycled stock characters and formula thriller cliches, "Drive" sputters off the starting line.
  19. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    It's a fairly impressive cast (of characters, not cars), albeit one left skidding around on a rather slippery premise.
  20. After just one episode, I was interested enough to make a mental note to watch the final one someday, just to see who won and what the race was all about. People with more time on their hands and a tolerance for utter implausibility may choose to make the whole journey.
  21. The twist ending of the first episode just might persuade remaining viewers to stick around for hour No. 2.
  22. The plot strains credulity so much that even that action-happy audience might reject the show.
  23. 30
    No, "Drive" isn't awful... But the show still lacks the charisma that a serialized story requires to keep viewers coming back for more.
  24. 30
    Bad timing and bad taste damage Drive. No repair job can salvage this vehicle.
  25. 25
    At least "Lost" and "Heroes" give us a sci-fi excuse to forgive illogical stretches of the imagination.
  26. It’s a television series as a prolonged [car] commercial, and it absolutely crosses the line.
  27. 10
    Muddled and befuddled from the outset, "Drive" represents a new kind of automotive hybrid -- a scripted treasure hunt designed to look like a reality show, well-stocked with the worst elements of both. It's basically "The Un-Amazing Race."
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 300 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 300
  1. Jessica
    Aug 16, 2007
    10
    Will he ever get his wife back???
  2. ChrisG.
    Jun 30, 2007
    10
    Please bring Drive back to Fox. Great show!
  3. MarkR.
    Jun 3, 2007
    10
    I loved this show it always kept me on the edge. House and 24 are just plain boring and they suck. Bring it back I loved this show it always kept me on the edge. House and 24 are just plain boring and they suck. Bring it back NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Full Review »